Summer Holiday (1948 film)

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Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday (1948 film) poster.JPG
Australian theatrical release poster
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
Produced by Arthur Freed
Written by Eugene O'Neill (play)
Frances Goodrich
Albert Hackett
Irving Brecher
Jean Holloway
Starring Mickey Rooney
Gloria DeHaven
Agnes Moorehead
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March 1948, 1948 (1948-03-1948)
Running time 92-93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,237,000[1]
Box office $1,609,000[1]

Summer Holiday is a 1948 American musical film, starring Mickey Rooney and Gloria DeHaven. The pictue is based on the play Ah, Wilderness! (1933) by Eugene O'Neill, which had been filmed as Ah, Wilderness! by MGM in 1935 with Rooney in a much smaller role. Though completed in April 1946, the film sat on the shelf until 1948.[2]

In addition to Walter Huston, the supporting cast features Frank Morgan as the drunken Uncle Sid, portrayed earlier by Wallace Beery on screen and later by Jackie Gleason on Broadway, as well as Marilyn Maxwell, Agnes Moorehead, Selena Royle and Anne Francis.

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The film was a disappointment at the box office, earning only $1,208,000 in the US and Canada and $401,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $1,460,000.[1][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1950/Summer-Holiday/notes.html
  3. ^ Scott Eyman, Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer, Robson, 2005 p 401

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