Approved | | Musical, Romance
A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister.
This is the only film in Judy Garland's MGM canon where her difficulties with weight fluctuation became apparent on the screen, as her appearance varies wildly between shots captured out of sequence during a production that extended to six months based on Garland's rampant illnesses and frequent absences. It was the troubled production of Summer Stock (1950) that led MGM to fire Garland after filming completed.
Joe D. Ross:
When the show's over and it's the success I hope it is, we've got alot of talking to do.
Jane Falbury: What about?
Joe D. Ross: Oh, all kinds of things. First I want to hear the story of your life. Everything that's ever happened to you since you were so high. And then I want...
When Esme is washing the dishes the first morning with 'the crew' helping with the chores, in the long shot she reaches up to the shelf to add more soap flakes to the dishwater, and is shaking the box over the water. In the next shot her hands are both submerged in the soapy water, no box to be seen.