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Encyclopedia > Summer stock
Summer Stock
Directed by Charles Walters
Starring Judy Garland
Gene Kelly
Gloria DeHaven
Marjorie Main
Phil Silvers
Eddie Bracken
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) August 31, 1950
Country United States
Language English

Summer Stock is an MGM musical made in 1950. The film was directed by Charles Walters and stars Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, and Phil Silvers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Charles Walters (November 11, 1911-August 13, 1982), Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... Gloria DeHaven Gloria DeHaven (born July 23, 1925, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Marjorie Main (24 February 1890 – 10 April 1975) was an American character actress who was best known for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. ... Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. ... Eddie Bracken (born February 7, 1915; died November 14, 2002) was an American comic actor. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Walters (November 11, 1911-August 13, 1982), Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... Eddie Bracken (born February 7, 1915; died November 14, 2002) was an American comic actor. ... Gloria DeHaven Gloria DeHaven (born July 23, 1925, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Marjorie Main (24 February 1890 – 10 April 1975) was an American character actress who was best known for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. ... Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. ...


Judy Garland struggled with many personal problems during filming, and Summer Stock proved to be her last MGM movie and also her last pairing with Gene Kelly onscreen. MGM terminated Garland's contract in September 1950. Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ...

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Plot Introduction

Judy Garland stars as Jane Falbury, a farmer who allows her actress sister Abigail, played by Gloria DeHaven, to use the barn as a practice stage for her theater troupe. The actors and actresses, including the director Joe Ross (Gene Kelly), repay her hospitality by doing chores around the farm. Although Joe is engaged to Abigail, he begins to fall in love with Jane. The movie ends in a spectacular final show in the barn itself. Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Gloria DeHaven Gloria DeHaven (born July 23, 1925, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the similarly-named American actress, see Jean Kelly. ... For other uses, see Farm (disambiguation). ...


Behind The Scenes

The filming of this movie was a very hard struggle for Garland. Judy Garland was facing many negative feelings in her personal life. Addicted to sleeping pills at the time, Garland was lucky that she made it through the progress of the film. She sometimes could barely stand on her two feet she was in such bad shape. As noticed in the last number Get Happy she appears in better shape and form in the number This is because before the particular scene performed before Get Happy. She had taken two weeks off and lost a great deal of weight. Garland managed to finish filming the movie. Soon after she was hired to star with Fred Astaire in the upcoming film Royal Wedding. But once again, Garland was struggling to succeed. And then was soon fired from the film, and as well her contract with MGM was terminated. Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Get Happy is a term used in the African American Gospel Music tradition, that refers to the experience of receiving the Holy Spirit during a Church service, usually involving ecstatic singing, or during prayer, or spontaneously. ... Royal Wedding (MGM) is a 1951 Hollywood musical comedy film set in London in 1947 at the time of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, and stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill and Keenan Wynn, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


Highlights

The film's most famous scene is the final song-and-dance number "Get Happy" performed by Judy Garland in a suit jacket, hat, and black nylons. This sequence was filmed four months after the rest of the movie, as can be seen by the twenty pounds Garland lost in that time period. Get Happy is a song composed by Harold Arlen, with lyrics written by Ted Koehler. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ...


In another notable sequence, Kelly performs a solo dance in a darkened barn, using a newspaper as partner and prop; the musical accompaniment reprises "You Wonderful You".


In the film 'Summer Stock', Garland and Kelly share what may be Garland's best dance duet on screen, the swinging "Portland Fancy" where a square dance turns into a heated challenge dance for the two stars.


External links

  • Summer Stock at IMDB
  • The Judy Garland Online Discography "Summer Stock" pages.

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