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Summer Magic (1963)





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A young widow from Boston travels with her three children to Maine to enjoy their summer vacation. Margaret Carey is helped by the friendly Osh Popham, who finds the family a rent-free house vacated by a vacationing landowner. Daughter Nancy catches the eye of a young schoolteacher, Digby. The owner of the summer house shows up from Europe unexpectedly, but keeps his identity a secret when he too falls for the young Nancy. The entire family gets to croon with Burl Ives in a folksy front-porch singalong. The townsfolk make the Careys feel at home to the point that they consider making the idyllic coastal town their permanent home. This Walt Disney film is lighthearted entertainment for the entire family.

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Dorothy McGuire
as Margaret Carey
Hayley Mills
as Nancy Carey
Eddie Hodges
as Gilly Carey
Burl Ives
as Osh Popham
Deborah Walley
as Cousin Julia
Jimmy Mathers
as Peter Carey
Michael J. Pollard
as Digby Popham
Wendy Turner
as Lallie Joy Popham
Una Merkel
as Maria Popham
Peter Brown
as Tom Hamilton
James Stacy
as Charles Bryant
O.Z. Whitehead
as Mr. Perkins
Harry Holcombe
as Henry Lord
Jan Stine
as Mr. Perkins' Son
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Critic Reviews for Summer Magic

All Critics (4)

...presumably intended for kiddies, but I didn't hear much laughter from any age group the day I forced myself to sit through it.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Corny but heartwarming Disney charmer for kids of all ages.

February 10, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

A pleasant, unpretentious picture overlaid with sentiment and nostalgia an inch thick.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Summer Magic


Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

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It was cute and fun. I thought it was a nice sweet film.

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

If it was any sappier it would have been running through a tree.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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