Story goes musical in film series

Dec 02, 2017
Judy Garland and Van Johnson get crossed signals in “In the Good Old Summertime.”

Rockland — Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present the second screening of its One Story Three Versions Film Series, Thursday,  Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. “In the Good Old Summertime” (1949, USA) runs 103 minutes.

The film starring Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, Spring Byington, Clinton Sundberg, Buster Keaton and Marcia Van Dyke is part of a three-part series highlighting 1940’s “The Shop Around the Corner” and its two subsequent remakes, “In the Good Old Summertime” and, to be shown Dec. 28, “You’ve Got Mail” (1998, USA).

It's turn-of-the-century America in this musical version, were Andrew and Veronica first meet by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike that intensifies when, later on, Andrew is forced to hire Veronica as a saleslady at Oberkugen's music store. What the two don't know is that while they may argue and fight constantly throughout the day, they are actually engaged in an innocent, romantic and completely anonymous relationship by night, through the post office.

This year's Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching great films, viewers can enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme donated by the Friend's Book Stop.

Admission is free. For more information, call 594-0310 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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