Summer Magic Poster

Release Date: 1963

DVD Release Date: May 3rd, 2005

G|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
When widowed Margaret Carey (Dorothy McGuire) gets into money trouble, her teenage daughter, Nancy (Hayley Mills), devises a plan to cut costs. She writes to Osh (Burl Ives), the caretaker of an estate in Maine, and gets permission for the family to rent it for a song, with one catch -- the vacationing owner, Tom Hamilton, must be none the wiser. Though the Carey clan spends a carefree summer fixing up the big yellow house, Nancy fears that Hamilton will arrive and spoil the fun.

Cast: Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Deborah Walley, Eddie Hodges, Michael J. Pollard, Jimmy Mathers, Wendy Turner

Director: James Neilson

Genres: Musical comedy, Family

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions

Keywords: House, Charming, Brother, Love, Growing up, Family, Lighthearted


Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy