The New Pictures, Jul. 18, 1949

In the Good Old Summertime

(MGM) is another good old Metro musical, in turn-of-the-century costume, featuring Van Johnson and Judy Garland. By day Van is an up & coming salesman in a Chicago music store. At night he carries on an anonymous lonely-hearts correspondence with an unknown lady. Judy, a salesgirl in the same shop, is also a lonely-heart. Before they discover that they are writing to each other, a foreseeable number of comic situations have been run through the wringer.

Thanks to efficient research, Summertime has a deceptively substantial appearance. Its. authentic period...

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