Summer Stock (1950) - full transcript

As a favor to her actress sister Abigail, New England farmer Jane Falbury allows a group of actors use her barn as a theater for their play. In return, the cast and crew have to help her with the farm chores. During rehearsals, Jane finds herself falling for the show's director, Joe Ross, who also happens to be engaged to the show's leading lady-- Abigail.

Summer Stock - Judy Garland 1950 English

♪ If you feel like singing, sing ♪
♪ Tra la la your cares away ♪

♪ There's something about ♪
♪ Giving out with a song ♪

♪ Makes you belong ♪

♪ Helps you to find ♪
♪ A peace of mindful day ♪

♪ If you feel like humming, hum ♪

♪ Fiddle dee-dee-da-dee dum ♪

♪ Supposing you do-re-mi slightly off key ♪

♪ Everyone can't be a Bing ♪

♪ Tell your friends to go places ♪
♪ If they start making faces ♪

♪ If you feel like singing, sing ♪

♪ There's something about ♪
♪ Giving out with a song ♪

♪ Makes you belong ♪

♪ Helps you to find ♪
♪ A peace of mindful day ♪

♪ Just look in the mirror ♪
♪ And do a duet ♪

♪ And raise your voices aloft ♪

♪ Don't move out of your dwelling ♪
♪ If your neighbours start yelling ♪

♪ If you can't sing good Sing soft ♪

♪ When your luck is in need of repair ♪

♪ Don't you care ♪

♪ Anyone who feels chipper ♪
♪ Will chirp out like a whippoorwill ♪

♪ It mustn't necessarily ♪
♪ be any anniversary ♪

♪ Or be an extra-special event ♪

♪ If you feel like singing, sing ♪

♪ Tra-la-la fiddle dee tra-la-la ♪

♪ Sing to your heart's content ♪

♪ If you feel like singing, sing ♪

- Good morning, Es.
- Never mind the bed now.

Frank and Zeb are waiting to see you.
In their Sunday clothes.

- Sunday clothes?
- Hats and all.

- What for?
- Well, you can't put it on me.

You know them. Never tell me nothing.

Just stand around acting mysterious.

Good morning, Zeb, Frank.

- It's a beautiful day, isn't it?
- Yep.

- Are you going some place?
- Yep.

You see, we figured, that is my brother
and me, now that the plantings done...

we were going to run along down to
Hartford way and get us a job in a factory.

- You're quitting without giving a notice?
- Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

Why, you two worked
this farm for my father.

And for his father before him.

You know how much I need you.

Your grandpa paid us and your pa too.
But you ain't, Miss Jane.

I know, but how could I? We haven't
had a decent crop for three years.

You can't say you ain't
been eating good, can you?

No, but Zeb won't be able to eat at all
unless he gets his new teeth.

Takes money.

We're gonna have a fine crop this year.
Everything points to it.

And I'll make it up to you.
You know that.

I've got to have my teeth.

We don't doubt your intentions,
Miss Jane.

But we made up our mind.

- We're set on it. Bye.
- Wait a minute.

Wait. Just a minute.

It's car fare, anyway.

Watch Bessie careful-like.
She ought to calve pretty soon.

Hope it's a heifer.

Don't slam the door.


I been expecting something like this
for a long time.

Each got one shifty eye, them two.

- Ever notice?
- Oh, I don't blame them.

I wouldn't blame you if you left too.

Me? Where'd I'd leave to?

If we're gonna be two women
alone on this farm...

we better get that old shotgun
ready for snoopers.

Next time to town,
get some blanks, will you?

Blanks? Why blanks?

If any man's gonna snoop around me,
I don't want to kill him. Just stun him.

Oh, Es, what would I do without you?

Anyway, we're not just two women alone.
Abigail will be here this afternoon.

How long will she stay this time?

That sister of yours is the reason
this farm's in trouble.

Bringing money out for college
and not finishing.

- Then painting lessons and drawing lessons.
- I know.

Abby had to have her chance though, Es.

You wait and see. When she finds
we're in trouble, she'll pitch in.

How about field work and heavy work?
Women can't do that.

Get a jar of that new marmalade,
will you?

I want to see how it compares
with what I made last year.

Yes, they can. We could do
the heavy work if we had a tractor.

- A tractor?
- I'm going into Wingait Falls.

If Abigail comes while I'm out
don't tell her anything yet.

A tractor? It seems to me
tractors cost money!

Hi, Orv.

You're here awfully early.
Good morning, Jane.

Good morning.
Oh, aren't you feeling well?

It's my allergy again.
It's that new clover seed.

- It's attacking my sinuses.
- Oh, I'm sorry.

Getting the barn ready
for tomorrow night?

Well, I haven't had time
to put any decorations up yet.

I was gonna come over tonight
and help you blow up the balloons, but...

- I don't think I better.
- I don't think you better.

You got anything special
on your mind, Jane?

Yeah. I need a few things.

I'll get my order blanks.
They're right over here.

- Some baling wire.
- Baling wire?


I need some of that clover seed.
I'm sorry...

Clover seed.

And some paint. Red paint.

- Gallon?
- Yeah.

A bucket of paint.

And some thumbtacks.


And a tractor.

And a tract...

Zeb and Frank quit this morning.
And I'll never get the crops in by myself.

- But if I had a tractor...
- Do you know what it costs?

I know, but I could have everything
paid off by harvest time. Look.

This is the kind I want.

- They're very expensive.
- But, Orv, it's so important.

I'd better speak to Dad about this.
He'd... He'd...

All right.

Not that there'd be any trouble,
you understand. It's just that...

You wait...

Yeah, what do you want?

- Speak up.
- It's Jane.

What does she want?
What does she want? What?

A tractor?!

- She's outside.
- Why didn't you tell me? Go on, let her in.

All right, Dad. Jane.

- Good morning, Jane.
- Good morning.

- Come in. Sit down.
- Thank you.

- I suppose Orville has told you about...
- Oh, yes, yes, yes.

- Zeb and Frank quit this morning...
- I'm going to talk to you just like a father.

I'll be your father someday.

Now, Jane, running a farm
isn't woman's work.

Why don't you put the burden
where it belongs?

- But Mr...
- I know how you feel about your farm.

Why shouldn't I? Why, my forefathers
got the second land grant in this area.

Just one year after your people.

Why, our folks built this part
of the country with their bare hands.

That's why I've always dreamed of you
and Orville. The Falburys, the Wingaits.

Carrying on our heritage.

- I understand...
- You know how Orville feels about you.

Why, he's been in love with you
ever since you both were that high.

And each year he's loved you more.

Haven't you, Orv?

- I said you love Jane.
- She knows that, Dad.

Mr. Wingait, Orville and I
can't get married just yet.

I mean, how would it look?
I owe the store so much.

The debt's cleared off the books.
A wedding present.

Oh, no, Mr. Wingait.
I can't accept that.

I mean, I think you're terribly
kind, but...

But no.

No, Orv and I will just have to wait
until I work my farm free of debt.

Yup, you're a Falbury, all right.
When would you like that tractor?

Oh, Mr. Wingait.
Could I get it right away?

- Go on and pick it out.
- Oh, well, thank you so much.

That's wonderful.
Can you drive the truck back tomorrow?

- Sure, Jane.
- All right. Goodbye.

- Goodbye, Mr. Wingait.
- Goodbye. See you at the dance.

Well, go on. Help her.

All right. Don't I ever do
anything right here?


- Nose drops.
- Nose drops.

♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪
♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪

♪ Happy harvest ♪

♪ May your 40 acres ♪
♪ Soon be fields of clover ♪

♪ Yes, indeed, and plant a wish ♪

♪ With every seed and by and by ♪

♪ The sun and rain will make an etching ♪

♪ Of a million little green fingers ♪
♪ Stretching to the sky ♪

♪ Howdy, neighbour ♪

♪ - Howdy, neighbour. ♪
♪ - Happy harvest ♪

♪ Get your rocking chairs ♪
♪ For all your cares are over ♪

♪ Clap your hands and lick your chops ♪
♪ Your bumper crops are on the climb ♪

♪ Hey, we're gonna roll in plenty ♪
♪ Spend a five or 10 or 20 ♪

♪ And those happy harvest bells ♪
♪ Are gonna chime ♪

♪ Remember, neighbour ♪
♪ When you work for Mother Nature ♪

♪ You get paid by Father Time ♪

♪ Chicks are gonna cackle ♪
♪ And every burlap sack'll be ♪

♪ Full of taters and tobaccos ♪

♪ And dozens of different ♪
♪ Good and healthy greens ♪

♪ - Do tell. ♪
♪ - And if the weatherman won't upset us ♪

♪ Mister, you can bet us ♪

♪ There'll be lots of crispy lettuce ♪
♪ In your jeans ♪

♪ Corn and taters, you can bet us, ♪
♪ Ripe tomatoes, crispy lettuce in your jeans ♪

♪ Begin to live ♪
♪ And find out just what living means ♪

♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪
♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪

♪ Happy harvest - Happy harvest ♪

♪ May your 40 acres ♪
♪ Soon be fields of clover ♪

♪ - Yes, indeed ♪
♪ - Go on, puff your corncob pipes ♪

♪ And no more gripes ♪
♪ And no more groans ♪

♪ No mortgages or loans ♪

♪ And you won't see a trace of worrying ♪

♪ On the face of Farmer Jones ♪

♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪
♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪

♪ Happy harvest - Happy harvest ♪

♪ Get your rocking chairs ♪
♪ For all your cares are over ♪

♪ Clap your hands and lick your chops ♪
♪ Your bumper crops are on the climb ♪

♪ Hey, we're gonna roll in plenty ♪
♪ Spend a five or 10 or 20 ♪

♪ And those happy harvest bells ♪
♪ Are gonna chime ♪

♪ Remember, neighbour ♪
♪ When you work for Mother Nature ♪

♪ You get paid by Father Time ♪

Hey, give me a hand with these flats.

You! Young lady...

- Wait. Stop that.
- Heave ho. Heave ho. Heave ho.

Oh, wait a minute.
Whoa. Whoa, you slime, whoa!

What's going on here?
What are you doing up there?

I'm looking for a needle. It's the
needle in the haystack bit. Funny?

- I love you!
- What?

- Love you...
- Leave me alone.

Impetuous little fool.
No, don't turn your back.

- I want to remember you as you are.
- Now, wait.

Here, this goes in the house.
Hey, Herb...

- Oh, excuse me.
- Hey, Joe, where do we put these flats?

Oh, Herb, come on.
Give us a hand here.

- Now, wait just a minute.
- Fred.

That's my barn.


What are you doing in my barn?

- Your barn?
- Yes!

You're Jane. Hello, I'm Joe Ross.
Say, this setups perfect.

- Wait till we get the stage, you'll love it.
- A stage? For what?

For the show, my show,
Fall in Love.

Mr. Ross, I don't know anything
about you or your show.

Will you tell these people here there's
been some kind of mistake and go away?

You mean you didn't...?
Didn't Abigail write you?

What's Abigail got to do with this?


- Jane.
- Abby.

It's wonderful to be home again.

- This is Joe Ross. He's directing the show.
- We've met.

- My sister.
- Abigail...

did you ask all these people here?

Of course, darling. And isn't it wonderful?

A musical show in our barn.
Oh, wait till you see my part.

- It's wonderful, isn't it, Joe?
- Yeah, sure.

Abigail, I'd like to talk to you inside.

Didn't you tell her were coming?

Well, not exactly, Joe. I thought it
would be sort of fun if we surprised her.

- We surprised her, all right.
- Oh, now, Joe, don't worry.

I'll take care of everything.
It'll be all right.


Let's go in here for a minute.

You still haven't gotten
the new curtains for the parlour.

No. I've been pretty busy.


start from the beginning, huh?

- Well, after I flunked out of art school, I...
- Yes, I felt bad about that.

Oh, darling, I'm sorry. But all my
friends said I should go on the stage.

- That's where I met Joe.
- On the stage?

- No. You see, he, we...
- Where?

In a drugstore on Broadway.

But, Jane, it was really very romantic.
We were both having a sandwich...

and he... Well, he began to talk to me
and he asked me if I could sing.

The next thing I know,
I'm rehearsing with his show.

Look, Abigail, you just can't bring
all these people here. It...

You don't understand. You see,
Joe needed a place to try out the show.

A place where producers could see it.
We couldn't find anything.

Well, I suggested our barn.
Our barn, just sitting here.

Abigail, darling, this is a farm.
This isn't Broadway.

These people just don't belong here.
They wouldn't fit in.

Once you get to know them,
they're wonderful.

- I'm sure they're...
- They won't be any trouble.

You won't even know they're around.

- Really, darling...
- This must be Mr. Keath.

- Another one?
- Oh, he's our name.

- Name?
- A name people know.

You have to have a star in the lead. Hi.


And this is the most fascinating place.
However did you find it?

- How do you like this? The bellhop bit.
- Wait.

- What?
- This is Harrison Keath. My sister, Jane.

- How do you do?
- A very talented lady here, Miss Falbury.

And a lovely old house, so utterly quaint.
Which is my room, please?

- No, Abigail. Abigail...
- I'll have tea in my room in half an hour.

In your room...? Wait a minute.

- Tea girl, quickly! To the galley.
- But...

- Your face is familiar.
- Just a moment.

- Where are you going?
- Upstairs.

No, you're not.
You take your bags outside.

Oh, these aren't mine.
They're Abigail's.

Well, Mr. Ross,
will you come in here, please?

Mr. Ross...

my sister is apt to
be very enthusiastic.

At times, it gets the better
of her judgment.

She should never have invited you.
You all have to leave.

- Have to leave?
- I'm sorry. My farm is important to me.

I've got hard work to do here.
Serious work.

You are gonna have to find
some other place to play.

- Play?
- That's what it is, playing.

- I've got a harvest...
- Wait a minute!

What makes you think putting a show
is a lot of laughs? You ought to try it.

- Mr. Ross...
- Try rehearsing all day...

knocking yourself out in the same
routine, doing them in your sleep.

That's what these kids have been doing.

In empty warehouses, garages,
any place they could find.

Your barn looked like a great break.

So we put all the money we had
in second-hand sets and costumes.

Now you want me to tell them
it's no go, deal's off.

I made no deal, Mr. Ross.

- Abigail told me...
- I run this farm.

I don't mean you have to drive back
tonight. You can all sleep in the barn.

But tomorrow you have to leave.

Dinner's at 6:30.

There'll be 24 for dinner, Esme.


Would you pass the potatoes, please?

All this very much
reminds me of the time...

Of the time when I was stranded
in Booth City, Iowa.

Very early in my career, of course.

Thank you.
May I have some salt, please?

It seems the county fair
opened simultaneously with us.

Which proved rather unfortunate, since...

Are there any more string beans, please?

You wouldn't want a rubdown,
would you?

Thank you.

Ah, well, as we of the theatre say,
never become disheartened.

Poor child.

Excuse me.

Come on. Let's clear the table.


what are you doing?

Darling, now you mustn't
be upset by this.

You don't want to be an actress.
This thing is ridiculous.

Why is it ridiculous?
Because you say so?

You say I don't want to act
because you're not interested in acting.

I notice you're doing what interests you.

You like farming,
so you expect me to like it.

But it's not fair.
I wanna make something of myself.

I don't wanna sit around, be an old maid
and hoe potatoes for the rest of my life.

I've found something I want to do
and I'm going to do it.

And if you try and stop me,
you're just being selfish, Jane.

- Okay, take these out with you too.
- Okay.

- Atta girl.
- Mr. Ross.

I've changed my mind.
You can stay and put on your show.

Miss Falbury, you don't know
what this means. All right, kids.

All right, kids. Listen, listen kids.
All right. All right.

Look, rehearsal tomorrow,
10:00 sharp.

Wait a minute. No. Wait, wait.
Wait a minute. You didn't let me finish.

You see, a farm can't support
a lot of people who do nothing.

Things don't just grow, you know.

There are chores to be done,
milking, weeding, candling...

and I'm afraid you're...
You're all going to have to help.

Now, we start tomorrow morning at 6.


Good night.

Six o'clock? Hey, Joe, I didn't
come up here to be an early bird.

- Now, listen. Listen, everybody.
- Quiet! Quiet!

- We've got a chance...
- Good night.

- Good night. Good night.
- We got a chance to put on this show.

Now, suppose we have to milk cows
or pick eggs or make with a hoe?

- What of it? What's so tough about it?
- Joe, I don't...

- You want everything to fall in your lap?
- No.

Do you want to quit now
and give up the whole show?

- Go back to rehearsing in warehouses?
- No.


I hear your message, brother.
Show me the way.

You're wise and good. I don't wanna be
a lazy no-account like you all.

I wanna be saved.

Save me.

Save me.

Well, I don't wanna sound like
I'm preaching a sermon.

Oh, preach to me. Preach.

♪ But I've heard people say ♪

What did they say?

They said,
The early bird catches the worm.

♪ And there's a lot of good logic ♪
♪ In that old Cliché ♪

You know, he's right.
Listen to him, children. He's right.

♪ There are certain obligations ♪
♪ you just can't shirk. ♪

♪ You gotta put the heat on ♪
♪ To make the kettle perk ♪

Now, ain't that the truth?
Are you listening to the man?

This is the man who saved me.
I was wicked. I was blind.

This is the man who showed me the way.

Took me by the hand
up to the glory river.

This man showed me the light.

This man here.
This is the man who give me the beat.

This is the man who made
me be righteous. This man.

♪ And if you want it to be a good day ♪

♪ You gotta do a good day's work ♪

♪ You gotta dig, dig, dig ♪
♪ Dig for your dinner ♪

♪ Nothing's what you get for free ♪

♪ You gotta dig, dig, dig ♪
♪ Dig for your dinner ♪

♪ Never was a money tree ♪

♪ And furthermore, my friends, ♪
♪ I must repeat ♪

♪ Nobody's living down on Easy Street ♪

♪ And if you wanna owe for groceries ♪

♪ You're gonna get ♪
♪ An awful lot of No, sirees ♪

♪ You gotta dig, dig, dig ♪
♪ Dig for a dollar ♪

♪ 'Tain't as simple as you think ♪

♪ You can't purloin a sirloin ♪
♪ Or the butcher'll put you in the clink ♪

♪ You just can't be a lazy bird ♪
♪ You gotta get off of your twig ♪

♪ So you can afford ♪
♪ Your room and your board ♪

♪ And it's nice to have ♪
♪ the price of a cig ♪

♪ Hey, you gotta pay the fiddler man ♪
♪ If you wanna do a jig ♪

♪ You gotta be as busy as a bee ♪
♪ To be a Mister B-I-G ♪

♪ And if you want some dig-dig-dignity ♪

♪ You gotta dig, dig, dig ♪
♪ Dig, dig for your dinner ♪

♪ - Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig ♪
♪ - Hear him talking to you ♪

♪ - Dig, brother, dig ♪
♪ - That's the spirit, brother ♪

♪ - Dig, brother, dig ♪
♪ - Join the chorus, brothers ♪

♪ Dig, brother dig, brother ♪
♪ Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig ♪

♪ That's right ♪
♪ You gotta see the light ♪

♪ You gotta pull your load ♪
♪ You gotta dig the ground ♪

♪ You gotta get it hoed ♪

♪ - You gotta pitch right in or hit the road ♪
♪ - Save me! ♪

♪ You're saved ♪

♪ You gotta feed the chickens ♪
♪ Gotta milk the cow ♪

♪ You gotta stack the hay ♪
♪ You gotta push the plough ♪

♪ You gotta feed, milk, stack, push ♪
♪ The time is now ♪

♪ And dig, dig, dig, dig, dig ♪

♪ You gotta pull the weeds ♪
♪ You gotta rope the steer ♪

♪ You gotta bag the tiger ♪
♪ Gotta shoot the deer ♪

♪ - You gotta see your dentist twice a year ♪
♪ - And dig, dig, dig, dig ♪

♪ - Dig, brother, dig ♪
♪ - I been digging, brother ♪

♪ Dig, brother, dig ♪

♪ Up there? ♪

♪ Dig, brother, dig, brother ♪

♪ Dig ♪

♪ Dig ♪

♪ Dig, dig ♪

♪ Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig! ♪

♪ Dig for your dinner ♪
♪ It's harder than you think ♪

♪ Purloin a sirloin ♪
♪ And you wind up in the clink ♪

♪ You just can't be a lazy bird ♪
♪ You gotta get off of your twig ♪

♪ So you'll afford your room and board ♪
♪ And it's nice to buy a cig ♪

♪ Say, you got to pay that fiddler man ♪
♪ If you wanna do a jig ♪

♪ Be as busy as a bee ♪

♪ Be a Mr. B-I-G ♪

♪ If you want dig-dig-dignity ♪

♪ Dig, brother, dig ♪

♪ Dig, brother, dig ♪

♪ Dig, brother, dig ♪

♪ Dig ♪

♪ Dig ♪

♪ Dig ♪

♪ Dig, dig, dig, dig ♪
♪ Dig for your dinner ♪

♪ Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig ♪

♪ Dig! ♪

On our feet. On our feet.
Hit the floor.

On our feet.


Good morning. Good morning.
Did you have a good night's rest?

You three girls weed the truck garden.
You can each get a hoe over there.

And you two clean the pen,
feed the pigs. Right over there.

Clean the hen-house and feed the chickens.
I'll bring the grain in a minute.

Separate the cream,
give the skim milk to the hogs.

You better help her.
No, it's over that way. That's right.

- Do you know how to milk cows?
- Sure.

Well, you'll find the pails in the milk
house. You'd better oil the harness.

Come on. Pretty piggy.
Here, piggy.

Here, piggy.
Piggy, piggy. Come on.

All right.

Pig, pig, pig, pig, pig.
That's right.

All right, chickens.

Hey, chickens. Look what I got.

- Hey, chicken. Here, chick...
- Here, chick, chick. Here chick, chick, chick.

Here, chick, chick, chick.

Here, chick.
Here, chick, chick, chick.

Chick. All right, here.
Here, chick. Chick, chick.

Say, I think this is gonna
work out all right.

At least we got a few extra hands.

Extra mouths too. Look at that.

Why not get some girls in to help you?

No, thanks.
I'd rather break them myself.


I knew it was going to happen someday.
Either you or Abigail going on the stage.

Felt it in my bones. The whole
thing's your Aunt Matilda's fault.

Run off with a vaudeville magician
in 1919.

Three months after they married,
he disappeared.

Never saw hide nor hair of him.
Family hushed it up, of course.

- I used to catch her out in the barn.
- Hey, Es, look. Joe Ross.

Those kids have talent, she'd say,
real talent.

Never mind their talent,
I says to her.

- Where's your talent...
- Please.

Where did you learn to dance?

- Her Aunt Matilda, a real scatterbrain.
- Esme, please.

You're good. It must run in the family.

Here. Try this one:

What's wrong? Too tough?
Come on, you can do it if you try.

- Look...
- Oh, she don't have to.

- Jane's brains are in her head, not her feet.
- Oh, Joe. Good morning, darling.

- It's a good morning now.
- Your orange juice is in the refrigerator.

- Good morning, Jane, Es.
- Good morning.

Don't go, I'll be right back.

I think we've wasted enough time.
Have you finished with the milking?

Well, sure.

There you are.

- This is from 10 cows?
- No, nine.

We've got another whole cow to go yet.

- We usually get a 135 quarts a day.
- What?

They'll never do it. I'll never do it.

I think you could do if you tried.


Oh, Joe, you're not going to leave
without saying goodbye?

So long. See you next Thursday.

Oh, isn't he wonderful?

It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous.

- Hi, Lem.
- Hi, Zeke.

Think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?

Show business?
What do you think I'm doing?

- Picking eggs. Eggs. E-G-Z.
- Herb?

- What?
- Can you milk a cow?

- Certainly.
- You can?

- Certainly.
- Look, Herb.

I'll pick the eggs, you milk the cow.
It's a deal, huh? Thank you.

I lied.

Well, you play ball with me,
I'll play ball with you. All right?

How are you? Here we go. Ready?


Some of us are not trying.

Just give me one, huh? One egg?

You don't have to steal them.
They belong to us.

The chickens don't think so.

Mr. Ross, what are your plans?

I mean, concerning Abigail.

- Oh, that.
- It's only natural that I'd be concerned.

I mean, she is my younger sister. I've
taken care of her all of my life. And...

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
Don't get upset.

Certainly, you've got a right to know
about Abigail and me.

Here's how it is.

I like Abby.

I like her a lot.
Right now, I'm broke.

I own a station wagon
and a pile of debts.

My whole future is tied up in this show.

If it's a hit, I get clear,
we'll be all set.

If it's a bust...

Well, I won't ask Abby to marry me
on a breadline.

So you see, you've got nothing
to worry about.

Who opened the gate?

Who's got my glasses? Glasses.
Who's got my glasses?

Oh, I see.

What happened?

- This doesn't feel right.
- Guess we've got the wrong glasses.

- Let me see.
- Those are my glasses.

- Don't get panicky now.
- Give them to me!

- Have you seen Jane?
- Seen Jane? I can't see the house.

- Oh, you all right, stranger?
- I'm all right, thank you.

You don't see very well, do you?

- Orville. Orville, what happened?
- I'm all right.

- Oh, he's terribly near sighted.
- You got all dirty.

Jane, what's this I hear
about a show? Actors?

Please, no, the dust. My allergy.
The whole town is... The whole...


Father wants to see you in town
right away.

He says there's a rumour in town
that these people are...

- Gesundheit.
- Well, Orville, it isn't exactly a rumour.

You mean that they...

- Gesundheit.
- He's catching cold.

Well, I'm going in town for a while.
I'll be back shortly.

Oh, you. Get off that tractor.
I don't want that touched.

- You're an actor, huh?
- Oh, yeah. Joe Ross is my name.

- How do you do?
- How do you do?

- Miss Falbury is my fiancée.
- No.

- Just thought I'd tell you.
- Oh, well, congratulations.

- We've been engaged for four years.
- You don't say.

- Well, don't rush into anything.
- We won't, thank you.

- Gesundheit.
- Come on, Orville.

Well, busy, busy, busy.

- Hiya, farmer.
- Hiya, think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?

Oh, for heavers sake.


Can't you find him a job some place
where he can't do any damage?

- Good morning. Joe.
- Good morning.

- Good morning.
- Good morning. How are you?

Glad you came. We're rehearsing
Memory Island.

I'd like you to see.
Oh, girls...

get on the train,
remember what we've set.

- It's a rough start.
- Surely.

The setting is,
the two of you are on an island.

- What'll I wear?
- Well, I don't know yet.

At any rate, Harrison, when
the curtain goes up you're all alone.

- How about my pink dress?
- Well, maybe the pink dress.

Back here, there's a tropical garden.
A mass of hibiscus...

Oh, but Joe, hibiscus is red.
It would clash with the pink.

- We'll change the flowers. That's easy.
- Thank you.

And now, Harrison.
Girls. Hold it down, will you, please?

Back here, there's a sky blue cyc.
White, fleecy clouds...

You know then, I'd rather see myself
in tweeds for this number.

Yes. Yes. Tweeds would be fine.
Now, the ballet enters upstage.

- Perhaps this very jacket.
- Wonderful, I love this jacket.

Thank you. Not these trousers.
I have eggshell flannels...

Better, I've a dress
that the line is casual...

- Pardon me, Harrison.
- Yes, Joe?

Wardrobe later, try the number.

- Surely.
- Curtains up, you're here.

- Let's say this is a log.
- I wondered what it was.

Good. I'll get you a lyric.

Thank you.

- Harrison.
- Oh, I know my lyrics, old boy.

- Like this, Joe?
- Yes, good.

All right, kids.
Places, please, for the number.

All right, Artie. Slowly, please.

♪ Sail away with me to Memory Island ♪

♪ I think it would be better standing. ♪

♪ Enchanting ♪
♪ Never Say Goodbye Land ♪

♪ Strolling on the sands of time together ♪

♪ Lovely. Lovely. ♪

♪ Time will help us find the love we knew ♪

♪ No, no, no. Next chorus. ♪

♪ Drifting on the Bay of Can't Forget You ♪

♪ Moonbeams will relight ♪
♪ The night I met you ♪

♪ I'll know then we'll meet again ♪
♪ When yester dreams come true ♪

♪ Somewhere on Memory Island ♪
♪ Lost with you ♪

♪ This is the ballet: Sea nymphs, ♪
♪ water sprites, mermaids all around you. ♪

♪ Proteus rising from the sea. ♪

♪ Drifting on the Bay of Can't Forget You ♪

♪ Splendid. ♪

♪ Moonbeams will relight ♪
♪ The night I met you ♪

♪ I'll know then we'll meet again ♪

♪ When yester dreams come true ♪

♪ Harry. ♪

♪ Somewhere on Memory Island ♪
♪ Lost with you ♪

♪ Somewhere on Memory Island ♪

♪ Lost with you ♪

Get out of the way.
I'll take care of it. No stump...

Don't scratch that tractor.

Herb. Herb, turn it off!

Shut off the switch!


Herb! Herb! Herb, you pinhead!

If you can hear me, don't come out!
I'll slaughter you!

I'll slaughter you! Oh, Herb!

But how can theatrical people
help out on a farm?

You don't need any help.

Just yesterday
I let you have a new tractor.

I know, Mr. Wingait.
It's beautiful and I thank you for it.

But all they want to do
is put on their show and leave.

I wonder what the first Falburys would
think of using their barn for a musical.

- Well, we're using it for a dance tonight.
- I don't think that's the same. Is it, Dad?

The Wingait Falls Historic Society has held
these dances for over a hundred years.

- Square dancing is tradition.
- That's what I meant.

In 1594, there was a law passed
in this community...

prohibiting theatrical entertainments
of any kind.

Do you know who proposed that law?
Your ancestor, Phineas Falbury.

I'm sure that in 1694, Uncle Phineas
must have a good reason for it.

The reason still exists.
This is a farm community.

- These people don't belong.
- What about the dance tonight?

Yes, these dances are important
to us, Jane.

I know, Mr. Wingait but...


Please, please trust me. I promise
you they won't interfere in any way.

What do you think, Artie?

Maybe if I had a week
or so to work on her.

A week? This thing's gotta be rolling
by tomorrow.

This thing? There's maybe
a hundred parts busted.

A hund...?

Start talking.

- Well, rear axle.
- Rear axle.

- Drive shaft.
- Drive shaft.

- Brake drum.
- Brake drum.

Ladies and gentlemen...

to close the meeting
of the Wingait Falls Historical Society...

we will dance an old favourite,
The Portland Fancy.

Everybody will dance this.
Would those folks back there...

please move the chairs away because
we're gonna need plenty of room.

All right, now.
Choose your partners.

All join hands, circle to the left.

End gents over, sashay down the line.

Sashay back to your places.

Sashay in line.
Ladies in the lead.

Turn your partners one and all
Half right and left across the hall

Dig the squares, they're having a ball

Quiet, we'll get in trouble.

- Crankcase.
- One crankcase.

- Need a front tire too, Joe.
- One front tire.

How are the back ones?

- Hi, what do you want?
- We want to hide here.

I'm sorry. We're busy.
Come back some other time.

Find some other place to play.
Atta boy.

- Hey, that was Miss Jane's new tractor.
- Let's go ask if we can have the tires.


Come here. Where have you been?
Take that hat off.

Miss Jane, Miss Jane, I just saw your...!

May I have this dance?

Hey, look, there's Joe.

- What are we waiting for?
- Hi, Joe.

Come on, everybody. Come on.

Joe's down there. Here we come.

Get back up there.


Get back up there.

Stay back there.

We'd better break it up, kids.
Go ahead.

Well, Jane, that's a fine finish
to the meeting of the Historical Society.

I thought they weren't going to interfere.

I'm not talking to you. I suggest
you ask these people to clear out.

Well, I can't. They're helping me.

When you need help, you ask your
own people. Charity begins at home.

Yesterday, you wanted a tractor.
I gave it to you, no strings attached...

It's the second time
you've brought that up.

Mr. Wingait, if that's bothering you,
I'll bring the tractor back.

- Take it easy.
- You keep out of this.

I didn't mean it that way.
I didn't say that.

I did, Mr. Wingait.
You'll get your tractor in the morning.

- Don't say that, Jane.
- Keep quiet.

I refuse to accept it.
I won't even hear of it.

- Good night. Good night, Jane.
- Mr. Wingait...

Well, just the same, he's going to get it.

Jane, you're being silly about this.
I mean, why make enemies?

If the man wants you to keep his tractor,
well, make him happy. Keep it.

Now, listen, don't you try to tell me
how to run my affairs.

All right. You're gonna find out about it
anyway, you might as well know it now.

- Find out about what?
- Now, don't get too excited, that's all.

You see, the tractor...
We had a little accident.

- Don't tell me you scratched the paint!
- Yeah.

Oh, it's not too bad.
All we needs a couple of parts.

Now, don't worry. We'll fix it.
Artie's a great little mechanic.

No, wait a minute, please.

What's the matter?
How stupid can you...?

- Oh, hello, Joe. Where you been?
- Come here.

I meant to tell you. I was in the tractor,
I was trying to get the stump out and:

You know what I mean?
You're not listening, Joe.

I'm trying to explain, you see?
You all right, Joe?

Joe, now wait. I can...
Joe. Joe.

- Now, wait a minute. Joe.
- I swear if...

Flipping down out at that hayloft,
stamping, yelling, hooting...

hollering like a tribe of Indians...

What are you doing?
Are you listening on the party line?

Those Fliggerton sisters,
buzzing like a beehive.

I can imagine.

- Who's that for?
- Abigail.

- She isn't up?
- According to what you call being up.

She's up enough to want
her breakfast in bed.

I'll take that.

She learned such a thing I don't know.

Disgraceful, just disgraceful.

I never saw
such a disgraceful thing in my life.

It's just that I'm tired,
so terribly tired. I...

I think you should go now.

- Oh, good morning, Jane. How sweet.
- You think so?

I think you should go...

From now on, you come down
in the kitchen and have breakfast.

When you're finished,
get into a pair of jeans.

- Jeans?
- You'll do a little work here for a change.

I'm giving Joe Ross and his friends
10 minutes to clear off this farm.

Jane, you can't.

- The costumes and lights arrive...
- I don't care about costumes and lights.

I've had all I can take.

These people are completely
irresponsible, thoughtless, destructive...

And I'm not gonna have them
making you that way.

- If they're leaving, so am I.
- No, you're not.

You're gonna stay here.
I've pampered you and spoiled you...

all of your life.
But this farm is ours, yours and mine.

The debts are half yours too. And you're
gonna stay and help me work them out.

- But I can't...
- Without any argument or tears or whining.

Do you understand?

Yes. Yes, I understand.



- How did you...?
- I told you Artie was a great mechanic.

A couple of parts, new tires,
that's all she needed.


Don't touch it.
The paint may be wet.

All right. It's a new one.

We busted your tractor.
The cast chipped in. There it is.

- Well, you shouldn't have done that.
- It's all my fault.

I guess I'm sort of a misfit.
I was gonna leave.

But the gang and Joe had cash...

That's enough hearts and flowers.
Let's go back to work.

Wait. Wait a minute. Mr. Ross.

I can't accept this.

Oh, I'm afraid you're stuck with it.

What are we gonna do
with a tractor?

Well, I know much they cost.
I know that you could...

Wasn't your station wagon parked
over there last night?

Look, the way I see it,
the farm needs a tractor.

Me, I don't need a station wagon.
It got us up here, that's all that matters.

When the show's a hit,
I'll buy two to bring us back.

Joe, the truck's here with the costumes
and lights. What do we do?

What do we do?

Oh, the chores can wait.
Unload the trucks.

- Okay, Herb.
- Solid.

Okay, gang, unload the truck.

You know...

Be careful with the lights.
Put the props there.

Don't be too disappointed.
I'm glad it's over.

I was getting awful tired
sleeping up there in that hayloft.

You'd better get used to it, Es.
They're staying.

- Staying?
- Oh, Jane, you won't be sorry.

They'll eat us out of house and home.

I'll get your dinner now.

Good morning, Jane.

- Oh, Orville, how are you?
- Good morning, Orville.

- I'd like to apo...
- I'd like to apo...

- Orville, I'm...
- Jane, I'm...

- I'm sorry, didn't mean...
- I knew you would be.

It got out of hand.

When you make a promise to Father,
it's a good idea to keep the promise.

I didn't intentionally break
the promise...

He gave an expensive tractor.
And when he gives...

- He didn't give me the tractor.
- I know. I was there.

It was a business deal.

- I'll pay for the tractor.
- I know.

- I didn't...
- I'm tired of hearing about the tractor.

- But, Jane...
- Did your father send you here?

- He doesn't know I'm here.
- You better tell him.

Tell him he can have that tractor back
anytime he wants.

- But, Jane, he...
- Excuse me.

I said we were sorry.

I apologized.

You don't know the first thing
about women. You never did.

I remember in school.
Lots of girls had crushes on you.

So did I. But you just didn't know
what to do about them.

Orville, a woman doesn't want apologies.
She wants romance, excitement.

- She wants to be swept off her feet.
- That's only in big cities.

Oh, no, it isn't.
Orville, you have to be strong, forceful.

A woman doesn't want to be asked.
She wants to be told.

Maybe you're right.
I'll speak to Father about it.

Thanks, Abigail. You're very nice.

- Here.
- Thank you.

- Give those to Jane, will you?
- Yes, I will.

You're very nice.

Hey, kids, kids. Hey.
Pay attention to me. Listen, kids.

There'll be a run-through tonight at 7:30.
Seven-thirty sharp. Look alive.

- Alive? We're half-dead.
- Look half-dead. But be there.

- Hey, who's this one for? The chickens?
- Chickens. Hey, that's funny.

The chickens.

How do you like it?

Well, I don't...

I don't know much about all of this.

But with the lights and all,
it's kind of exciting.

Exciting? Yeah.

But wait till opening night
when the people come in.

Even the air gets exciting.

You can feel them out there.

You can't see them
but you can feel them.

It's like electricity.

Oh, boy.

- You really love this, don't you?
- What, show business?

There's nothing else in the world.

If I couldn't be up here,
I'd work backstage or sell tickets.



Oh, a lot of reasons.

Here's one.

Now, look, close your eyes.

Take a whiff of that.

You like it?

- Yes, I think I do.
- Sure you do. It's greasepaint.

Go easy. That's very potent stuff.

You smell it once too often,
it gets away down deep inside you.

You can wipe it off your face,
all right.

But you'll never get it out of your blood.

No, it's the same old stuff, but that's
one of the reasons I love the theatre.

And everything it stands for.

The heartaches, the excitement,
the applause...

the lights, the hokum, everything.

- Hokum? What's hokum?
- Hokum? Well, hokum's comedy.

Well, no, it isn't either, exactly.
Well, it's hard to explain.

The word itself comes from
the old vaudeville days.

Two comics would come out on stage
and one would say to the other:

How come I seen you
at the party last night stealing spoons?

The other would say, Doctor's orders.

The doctor says, 'Here's your medicine,
take two spoons after each meal.'

That's how come.

They were called how come jokes.
How come. Hokum. See?

You don't have that kind of
how come in this show, do you?

Well, we better not have.
No, no.

No, we're trying to tell a story
with music and song and dance and...

Well, not just with words.

For instance, if the boy tells the girl
that he loves her, he just doesn't say it.

- He sings it.
- Well, why doesn't he just say it?


Oh, I don't know, but it's kind of nice.

Look, let me show you.

Now, you're the girl
and I'm the boy. Oh, here.

When the curtain goes up,
you're sitting here.

Yeah. Yeah.

I'm in love with you and I tell you.

♪ I'm glad I met you ♪

♪ You wonderful you ♪

♪ I can't forget you ♪

♪ You wonderful you ♪

♪ You're like a breath of spring ♪

♪ A whole new thing has happened ♪

♪ And without much ado ♪

♪ I look at you and ♪

♪ There stands love ♪

♪ My arms around you ♪

♪ That's wonderful too ♪

♪ So glad I found you ♪

♪ You wonderful you ♪

♪ Remember, finders keepers ♪

♪ Losers weepers ♪

♪ And because it's true ♪

♪ You're mine now ♪

♪ You wonderful you ♪

♪ - I like that. ♪
♪ - And then they dance. ♪

♪ A nice, easy dance. ♪
♪ It's a nice, easy song. ♪

♪ You're like a breath of spring ♪

♪ A whole new thing has happened ♪

♪ And without much ado ♪

♪ I look at you and ♪

♪ There stands love ♪

♪ My arms around you ♪

♪ That's wonderful too ♪

♪ So glad I found you ♪

♪ You wonderful you ♪

Remember, finders keepers

Losers weepers

- And because it's true
- And because it's true

- You're mine now
- You're mine now

You wonderful you

Good evening, Jane.

- Mr. Wingait.
- We came over this evening...

because Orville has something
to say to you.

- Hello, Orville.
- Evening, Jane.

- Oh, Jane, may we sit down?
- Oh, yes. I'm sorry. Please.

Jane, Dad was thinking...
I mean, I was thinking that...

- Orville is going to be very frank.
- Frank.

He can't see why you invited these
people here or permit them to stay.

- He didn't come about that.
- No.

- Well, go on. Go on.
- Jane, Dad feels, I mean, I feel...

He feels you should have
a definite understanding.

He's been very patient
the last four years, Jane.

- You can't expect a man to wait forever.
- No, you can't.

- You mean, you want me to set a date?
- Yes.

Yes. It's not only for his sake.
Orville's greatly worried about you.

He didn't sleep a wink last night.

Didn't you walk the floors
until morning thinking?

- I'm sorry.
- Well, Jane?


When these people leave,
I'd be very happy to marry you.

- Congratulations.
- That's wonderful.

- Congratulations.
- Wonderful.

- Give it to her.
- I've got it, Jane.

- I've got something that I...
- Go on. Hurry.

- Where'd you put it? Here.
- I think it's in my pants...

Oh, here. Here.
What's the matter with you?

Here you are, Jane.
Here you are.

- Oh, Mr. Wingait.
- Been in the family for generations.

Oh, my, it's lovely. Thank you.

The Falburys and the Wingaits.

Well, come on, son. It's getting late.

Good night, Janie.

Good night, Mr. Wingait.

Good night, daughter.

Good night, dear.

Well, come on!

When young'uns
can't make up their own minds...

it's up to an old codger like me
to make it up for them, eh, Janie?

Fine for Niagara Falls
this time of year, son.

Mighty pretty up there.

Night, Janie.

See you in church.

♪ There's a star for everyone ♪

♪ Brightly shining in the sky ♪

♪ It seems to be a part of our destiny ♪

♪ Every night I eagerly ♪

♪ Watch them all go twinkling by ♪

♪ But I can't seem to find ♪

♪ The one the heavens assigned ♪

♪ To me ♪

♪ Friendly star ♪

♪ Where can you be hiding ♪

♪ Smile for me from out ♪
♪ of the lonely night ♪

♪ Friendly star ♪

♪ My fate needs deciding ♪

♪ How I need the glow ♪
♪ of your guiding light ♪

♪ I know that you are near ♪

♪ For I am strangely dreamy ♪

♪ And so if you can see me from afar ♪

♪ Wort you kindly ♪

♪ Light my way ♪

♪ Lead me to my lover ♪

♪ Just point him out and whisper ♪

♪ There you are ♪

♪ There you are ♪

♪ Then my love, you will be ♪

♪ Standing here, close to me ♪

♪ In your eyes ♪

♪ I will see my friendly ♪

♪ Star ♪

That was nice.


You and...

You set a date?

It'll be soon.

Well, that's fine. Fine.

I think it's a good idea.

Anyway, what I came
to talk to you about, I...

Well, you know that...

Down in the barn, I...

Well, don't worry about that.
That didn't mean anything.

Oh, I know.

I showed you a number.
We sang. We danced.

- You're a very good dancer.
- Thanks.

But nothing happened.
That is, nothing important.

So it's certainly no reason
for rushing into a marriage.

We're not exactly rushing.

No, you've been engaged.

- Four years.
- I know. Well, I...

I just wanted to tell you.
I didn't want you to worry about...

No, no.

It was like... Well, you know, like...

you're walking across a field
and everything's great.

The surs shining
and birds are singing...

and all of a sudden out of a clear sky,
a bolt of lighting hits you.

It's not your fault.

But you don't have to walk
in the field again.


Good night, Jane.

Good night.

I love this farm.

You know, I was all over
the south pasture yesterday.

The acid constituent is too high, by far.

You see, that's due
to the lack of silicic itself.

After we're married, I intend
to make regular applications of calcium...

magnesium and...


- What?
- You seem more interested...

in that show than you are in me.

I'm sorry, Orville.

It's gonna seem rather strange,
having an actress for a sister-in-law.

Abigail. Rather uncomfortable.

Come to think of it,
that Ross fellow will be my brother-in-law.


we won't see much of them.
They'll be living in New York.

You know, a couple of weeks ago,
I was actually jealous of that Ross fellow.

Just a little silly idea I had.

Before I knew about him and Abigail.

What does she see in a fellow like that?


love's a funny thing.

You never know where
the lightning's going to strike.

That's right.

Look how it struck us.

♪ Drifting on the bay of Can't Forget You ♪

♪ Moonbeams will relight ♪
♪ The night I met you ♪

♪ I'll know then... ♪

All right, kids, hold it. Hold it.
It's still dragging. We gotta pick it up.

Try it again. Pretty good, Abby.

Oh, Joe, not again.
I've been going all day.

We all have, honey.
All right, Artie, from the top.

I told you I don't want
to do it again. I'm tired.

Look, we gotta do it again.
Now, take it easy.

Just run through it easy.

- I don't think we have to.
- You don't think?

- No, I don't think we have to.
- Just a minute. Just...

- You have no right to work us like this.
- Nobody is complaining.

- The number's fine the way it is.
- I'll decide that, not you.

Your job is to do what I tell you
and to do it right for a change.

You know, you're not so perfect
in this part.

- What?
- No. Your timing's off, you miss your cues.

You don't know your lines.
Don't act like a prima donna.

Well, if I'm so awful,
why didn't you get somebody else?

If I'd known this was gonna happen,
I would have.

You know your trouble?
You got a star complex.

You think you're the whole show.
You're not.

The sooner you find out, the better.

Listen, you're gonna buckle down
and get to work like everybody else.

You're gonna play this part,
play it the way I want it...

if I have to drag a performance
out of you with my two hands!

Okay, kids. Break it up.
Same time tomorrow.

That means everybody here
ready to work.

Good night.

Now, now, my dear,
you mustn't let these things upset you.

- He didn't have to talk to me like that.
- After all, my dear, this is hardly theatre.

It's just a little barnyard entertainment.

Don't you worry, someday
they'll treat you the way you deserve.

I'll see to that personally.

- I had a call from New York this morning.
- Oh, Harrison, what?

Something very interesting.

- Good night, Joe.
- Good night, Joe.

- Let's go make some coffee.
- I sure need it.

Good night, Joe.

Was that necessary?

Oh, hello, Jane.

Yeah, yeah, I'm afraid it was.
Abigail's been acting up a little.

It seems to me you were trying
to hurt her. Deliberately.

It will do her some good.
We might get a rehearsal out of her.

You mean you have to browbeat
someone to get a rehearsal out of them?

- It happens in this business.
- You ought to make a change...

in this business.

Don't do that to the girl
you're gonna marry.

Jane, this has nothing to do
with getting married.

- What?
- No, it's all part of putting on a show.

Now, look, I don't tell you
how to run your farm.

Believe me, in my work,
I know what's gotta be done.

All I know is what
you've done to my sister.

And as long as you happen
to be using this barn...

I'll handle her with kid gloves.

If it'll make you happy.

It'll make her happy
and that's all that counts.

- Oh, Artie.
- Yeah, Joe?

- Let everything go, I'll close up.
- Oh, okay. Good night, Joe.

Good night.

- What's my next line?
- Okay, Abby.

- I didn't want to hold him.
- Abby.

All right. Hold it, hold it, hold it.
Where's Abby?

- He's free to go.
- I didn't want to hold him.

- Abby.
- He's free to go. What's the matter?

Abby, we're waiting for you.
That was your cue.

I'll never make that, even if I change
in the wings. It's impossible.

Okay. Okay.
That's what run-throughs are for.

We'll shuffle things around a bit.

- Sarah can take the number. Sarah?
- Just a minute. Just a minute.

This is my number.
Nobody else is going to do it.

What do you suggest?

I suggest you don't try
cutting anything of mine.

If you had the show
properly routines...

you wouldn't expect people
to do the impossible.

As the matter of fact, I think
this whole thing is unprofessional.

Obviously, this isn't a Broadway show,
it's just a little barnyard entertainment.


I'm still trying to do things your way.

I'll talk to her.

And while I think of it,
don't forget ambers on Abby.

- I don't want a dark stage.
- Okay.

- Coffee?
- Yeah.

- Where is Abby? Isn't she up?
- Es has gone to get her.

Wow! Hey kids, we're in Variety.

Get a load of this. Word along the stem
is that Joe Ross' new musical...

Fall in Love, looks like a real buy.
Six producers...

will be trekking to his barnyard theatre
next week for their first glimpse.

- We're in.
- Read that part again, Herb?

Word along the stem
is that Joe Ross' new musical...

Fall in Love, looks like a real buy.

What is it, Jane?

Am leaving for New York
with Mr. Keath.

He's got a part for me in his new play.

Please understand, this is my big chance.

I just thought of a wonderful idea.
That stage wait in the second act?

It doesn't have to be. All you have
to do is lift the curtain just...

- Who died?
- The show died.

- What?
- Abigail walked out on us.

- What?
- With Keath.

- With Keath?
- Oh, I don't care about him.

I can get along without him.
I can do his part myself.

- Without Abigail, I'm sunk.
- What about the girl in New York?

I don't understand
why she'd do a thing like this.

- Some of them sing, some dance.
- Go to New York with Mr. Keath?

- I don't know Mr. Keath.
- It's tough to get a girl...

She didn't leave me an address.

These kind of girls don't grow on trees.

She didn't even say goodbye to me.

You think it'll work?

- Maybe.
- Joe, we only got three days.

- I know.
- Got the numbers.

- Gotta rehearse...
- I know. What else?

- We can try.
- What else are we gonna do?

I don't know.


- What?
- Jane...

- you're gonna do the part.
- You're gonna do the part.

- Don't get excited.
- I'm not excited. I'm not...

You can sing. You can dance.
And you know the part.

- I couldn't do that.
- You're a girl in 100,000.

- No.
- Take it from me. I know you can.

- No, no.
- Listen to him.

- You can do that part.
- Listen to him.

Again. Again.

That's right, turn.

Come on, get in now. That's it.

- Gosh, I can't...
- Come on.

- That's right.
- I'll never get it.

No, look, baby...

Come on now.

That's it.

All right, hold it.
That's too slow.

- We gotta do it a lot faster.
- I've done that entrance 20 times.

So we'll do it 40, 50, 100 times
and do it right.

- All right, all right.
- Jane.

- Oh, Orville.
- What are you doing up there?

Well, I'm making an entrance.
Forty, 50, a lot of times.

What in the world is going on here?

Orville, I'll tell you about it later.

Well, I demand to know
right here and now.

Orville, this is none of your affair.
Just go away.

I will not go away, you come down
from that stage immediately.

Come on, come on.

Orville, I've got enough trouble.
Don't you start in on me.

I've only got two days to get up
in this part. This is no time to argue.

You're not in this show?

- You're not.
- I just told you. Yes, I am!

Why, I won't have it.

I won't have
a fiancée of mine working in a...

Orville, if you don't stop this,
you won't have a fiancée.

So just sit down and be quiet.
If you can't be quiet, leave.

- Now, look here.
- All right.

Go away. Go home.

- What do we do now?
- We'll rehearse that entrance.

All right.

What kind of a man are you, anyway?

Your fiancée mixed up
with a theatrical show...

and you not stopping it.

You call yourself a Wingait?
You ought to be ashamed to use the name.

- A snivelling, helpless...
- Shut up.

- What did you say?
- I said shut up!

Well, that's a fine way
to speak to your father.

You've been talking that way to me
for 27 years and I'm sick of it.

I'll prove whether I'm a Wingait or not.

I'll stop that show
if it's the last thing I do.

And I'll do it without
your advice or your help.

And hereafter, when you talk to me,
keep your voice down! Look out!

Good, good, good.
All right, that's swell.

Take an hour for dinner.

Your feet hurt?

I forgot to mention that.
It's an occupational disease.

You'd better go to dinner.
You only have an hour.

Oh, Joe, you wanted me to remind you.

- What?
- You haven't done the first act finale.

- You can't make the change.
- I forgot.

Well, I don't know who
to put in it, Artie. Let me see.

- Frank can't do it.
- No, he's in it now.

Or Charlie.
A big number ahead of him.

Come away with me on Memory Island

Come away, my sweet
To my own far land

Oh, Cynthia, you're a gay,
impetuous fool, aren't you?

Dig, dig, dig, dig for your dinner
Nothing's what you get for free

You silly little goose. You're a
mad, impetuous fool, aren't you?

Come away with me on Memory Island

- Come away, my sweet, to my own far...
- Herb.

- All right, you'll do the number.
- Who, me?

Why, this comes as a rather surprise.
I don't think I'm ready.

I have an orchestra in my dressing room.
I'll tune them up. I must tell my agent.

He'll be so pleased.
I haven't got an agent.

Jane, Jane, wait,
I've got something to tell you.

Old man Wingait's telling everybody
there ain't gonna be no show.

Says Orville's gonna stop it.

- Orville? How?
- I don't know.

They're talking about
returning their tickets.

But they can't do that. All that money's
been spent. Every penny. But...

Wait a minute, don't say anything
to anybody. Be quiet.

Yes sir, that boy of mine
is really wrought up.

I'll stop that show
if it's the last thing I do, he says.

And by ginger, he means it.
Yes, come in, come in.

- Oh, Jane, you know the city aldermen.
- Oh, yeah, hello. Please sit down.

Mr. Wingait, where is Orville?
I can't find him.

- I've been to the house and I've been...
- I haven't see him since this morning.

It's not true he's going to do something
to interfere with the show, is it?

- You'll have to ask him.
- Well, I can't find him.

He just mustn't interfere with this show.

It means too much to Joe.

Joe Ross, he...

It's his show.

- And a rumour like this could...
- I'm not so sure it is a rumour.

You know when he makes up his mind,
how headstrong Orville is.

Why, he's a young bull.

- Orv...?
- He's doing it for you, Jane.

A Wingait fighting tooth and nail
for the woman he loves.

All right, Mr. Wingait. I'm a Falbury,
fighting tooth and nail for the...

For this show.

And if Orville
does anything to interfere...

there won't be
any woman he loves.

- But, Jane.
- Tell that to the young bull.

There he is, Artie.

That's him. Jerry Solliman,
the biggest ticket broker on Broadway.

Well, this is it, kid.

- Herb, I'm scared.
- Scared?

Don't let me hear you talk that way.
What do you mean?

This is it, what we've been waiting for.
Nothing can stop us now. Opening night.

First thing you know,
you're on there alone.

All these people looking up at you
and then the spot hits you, and...

- You heard anything about Orville, Es?
- Oh, no. Don't worry about that.

My life and happiness...

Oh, I knew this, Es.
I did know it. I knew my lines.

What's happening to me?

Come in.

Oh, no, Joe, please,
don't you start on me now.

Esme, would you take these dresses
out to the stage for the quick changes?

I brought you these.

Not much for a star
on her opening night.

But it's the best I could do.

I picked them in your garden.

You mean,
you're not gonna yell at me?

Why should I? You're wonderful.

Everything I ever hoped for
in a leading lady.

- You people are crazy.
- Sure.

Sure, we're crazy.

Here, give me your foot.

Now, you just relax.
You're gonna be great tonight.

I'm gonna be awful.
You better start yelling right now...

because I can't remember a single line.

They'll all come back
when the curtain goes up.

And remember, if you need me,
I'll be right there beside you.

- Will you, Joe?
- Every second.

And when the show's over
and it's the success I hope it is...

we've got a lot of talking to do.

- What about?
- Oh, all kinds of things.

First, I wanna hear
the story of your life.

Everything that's ever happened to you
since you were so high.

And then I wanna know
what you eat for breakfast.

What's your favourite colour.
What comic strips you read.

Then we'll talk about shoes
and ships and sealing wax...

and shows and farms and families.

It may take hours. Weeks.

Years. I wanna know everything.

Now I won't...
Now I won't remember a word.

Good luck.

Good luck.

♪ It's a lovely world ♪
♪ That's all around you ♪

♪ Count your treasures ♪
♪ You are well-to-do ♪

♪ There's so much to see ♪
♪ That's absolutely free ♪

♪ And it's all for you ♪

♪ Don't you know ♪
♪ That Lady Luck has found you ♪

♪ And she's by your side ♪
♪ Your whole life through ♪

♪ Pick your favourite sight ♪
♪ You'll find the price is right ♪

♪ 'Cause it's all for you ♪

♪ If you should fall in love ♪
♪ The moon is yours ♪

♪ A bird's tune is yours ♪
♪ Take your choice ♪

♪ Say, it's an almost perfect paradise ♪

♪ There are lots of reasons ♪
♪ Why you should rejoice ♪

♪ You can make the pleasures ♪
♪ That surround you ♪

♪ Like an endless dream ♪
♪ That's coming true ♪

♪ Add up what you got ♪
♪ You'll find it's quite a lot ♪

♪ And it's all for you ♪

♪ Don't you know ♪
♪ That Lady Luck has found you ♪

♪ And she's by your side ♪
♪ Your whole life through ♪

♪ Pick your favourite sight ♪
♪ You'll find the price is right ♪

♪ 'Cause it's all for you ♪

♪ If you should fall in love ♪
♪ The moon is yours ♪

♪ A bird's tune is yours ♪
♪ Take your choice ♪

♪ Say, it's an almost perfect paradise ♪

♪ There are many reasons ♪
♪ Why you should rejoice ♪

♪ You can make the pleasures ♪
♪ That surround you ♪

♪ Like an endless dream ♪
♪ That's coming true ♪

♪ Add up what you've got ♪
♪ You'll find it's quite a lot ♪

♪ - You're wealthy indeed ♪
♪ - With no gold in your purse ♪

♪ 'Cause the whole universe ♪

♪ Is all ♪

♪ For you ♪

♪ - I'm glad I met you ♪
♪ - Wonderful is the only word for you ♪

♪ - You wonderful you ♪
♪ - You wonderful you ♪

♪ - I can't forget you ♪
♪ - Isn't it grand to find what love can do ♪

♪ - You wonderful you ♪
♪ - You wonderful you ♪

♪ - You're like a breath of spring ♪
♪ - Tell me ♪

♪ - A whole new thing has happened ♪
♪ - All the pretty things I like to hear ♪

♪ - And without much ado ♪
♪ - I can see ♪

♪ I look at you ♪

♪ - That there stands love ♪
♪ - There stands love ♪

♪ - My arms around you ♪
♪ - Isn't that what your arms are really for ♪

♪ - That's wonderful too ♪
♪ - That's wonderful too ♪

♪ - So glad I found you ♪
♪ - Looking around I found there are no more ♪

♪ You wonderful you - Like you ♪

♪ You - You ♪

♪ Remember, finders keepers ♪

♪ Losers weepers ♪

♪ And because it's true ♪
♪ You're mine now ♪

♪ - You wonderful you ♪
♪ - You wonderful you ♪

Orville around?

- What would he be doing here, sheriff?
- I don't know. I got a call.

- What kind of call?
- He told me to meet him backstage.

- What's he want with you?
- I don't know.

- Well, where is he?
- Don't know.

- Will he be here tonight?
- Don't know.

- Don't know. Well...
- Don't know.

He don't know nothing.

♪ We get up each morning at noon ♪

♪ And our day is a glorious tune ♪

♪ Of all things unpleasant ♪
♪ It's free ♪

♪ We live it, we love it, mais oui ♪

♪ The morning, ♪
♪ A scherzo by Brahms or Faurй ♪

♪ Or maybe a quaint ♪
♪ Little French rondelet ♪

♪ We're cultured, tactful, discreet ♪

♪ We're definitely of the elite ♪

♪ You wake up in the morning ♪
♪ And the rooster crows ♪

♪ You wake up in the morning ♪
♪ And the ducks quack, quack ♪

♪ The chicks peep, peep ♪
♪ The turkeys gobble ♪

♪ The sheep baa, baa ♪
♪ And the cows moo, moo ♪

♪ You might think it's an awful squabble ♪

♪ To me that's heavenly music ♪

♪ That's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ Some folks like the noise of a city ♪

♪ They think our barnyard ♪
♪ songs ain't pretty ♪

♪ They even say it mostly sounds off-key ♪

♪ Still it's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ I love to hear the music ♪
♪ When the donkeys bray ♪

♪ Chickens start to cackle ♪
♪ And it sounds right gay ♪

♪ Pigs oink, oink ♪
♪ The birds are trillir ♪

♪ The frogs croak, croak ♪
♪ And the hens cluck, cluck ♪

♪ The crows caw, caw ♪
♪ Gol'dernit, it's thrilling ♪

♪ Aw, shucks, to me ♪

♪ That's heavenly music ♪

♪ That's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ Still it's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ The cats meow ♪
♪ The crickets jumping ♪

♪ The billy goats bleat ♪
♪ And the geese peck, peck ♪

♪ The owls hoot, hoot ♪
♪ Now ain't that sumpir? ♪

♪ Why, heck! ♪
♪ To me that's heavenly music ♪

♪ That's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ Yes, that's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ Heavenly music ♪

♪ Yes, it's heavenly music ♪

♪ Yes, it's heavenly music to me ♪

♪ Forget your troubles ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ You better chase all your cares away ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ Get ready for the judgment day ♪

♪ The sun is shining ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ The Lord is waitir to take your hand ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ We're going to the promised land ♪

♪ We're heading 'cross the river ♪
♪ Wash your sins away in the tide ♪

♪ It's all so peaceful on the other side ♪

♪ Forget your troubles ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ You better chase all your cares away ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ Get ready for the judgment day ♪

♪ Forget your troubles ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ Chase your cares away ♪

♪ Hallelu, get happy ♪

♪ Before the judgment day ♪

♪ The sun is shining ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ The Lord is waitir to take your hand ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ We're gonna be going ♪
♪ To the promised land ♪

♪ We're heading 'cross the river ♪

♪ Wash your sins away in the tide ♪

♪ It's quiet and peaceful ♪
♪ on the other side ♪

♪ Forget your troubles Get happy ♪

♪ Your cares fly away ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah Get happy ♪

♪ Get ready for your judgment day ♪

♪ Come on, get happy ♪
♪ Chase your cares away ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ Get ready for the judgment day. ♪

♪ Sun is shining ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ Lord is waitir to take your hand ♪

♪ Hallelujah Come on, get happy ♪

♪ We're going to the Promised Land ♪

♪ Heading 'cross the river ♪
♪ Throw your sins away in the tide ♪

♪ It's all so peaceful on the other side ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ You better chase all your cares away ♪

♪ Shout hallelujah ♪
♪ Come on, get happy ♪

♪ Get ready ♪

♪ Get ready ♪

♪ Get ready ♪

♪ For the judgment day ♪

Get her into that for the reprise.

How'd you like it?

Don't know, huh?

- Can't you go any faster, Orville?
- I'm going as fast as I can with safety.

If I hadrt looked all over New York
for you, we'd be there.

- But they're holding the curtain for me.
- I know.

I sent them a wire, didn't I?

Didrt I?

You did?

Oh, no.

Orville... Orville, look out!

Hey, kids, it went great.

- Joe, did I make any mistakes?
- You were beautiful. How about it, Es?

- She slayed them.
- Jane. Jane, I just want...

Orville! Oh, if you do anything
to stop this show...!

- I don't wanna stop it.
- You don't?

Of course not. What do you think
I went to New York for?

Why did you come here
if you don't want...?


- I wanna get this settled.
- I think it's a good idea.

I think so too.
Jane, you can get out of that...

Abigail's here.
You can give it to her.

Why wasn't she here four days ago
when we needed her?

You can't switch actors
in the middle of a performance.

- Why not?
- We're going great out there.

I've never had so much fun in my life.

- What are you talking about?
- This is what I'm talking about.

Smell. Greasepaint. Show business.

- Gesundheit.
- Joe, Janie. Change for your next number.

- Orville.
- Jane, I'm warning you.

If you step on-stage,
you're forcing me to close the show.

I'm warning you, Orville.

If you even look like
you're gonna close this show...

I won't break our engagement,
I'll break your head!

- Jane, you're sweet.
- Oh, Joe.

- Did you hear...?
- Yes, I did. I'm trying to tell you.

- Will you please be quiet!
- I just don't understand...

That actor.

She's in love with that actor.

And that actor is in love with her.

- I'm not gonna stand for this.
- Stay where you are.

- Stay out of the way.
- No.

- I'm warning you.
- I'm warning you!

I'm giving an order around here.

The Falburys give the orders
and I'm a Falbury.

Sheriff, come over here.

- Yep. She's a Falbury, all right.
- Orville, speak to me.

He'll be all right. Just take him
out in the air. He'll be all right.

Will you please leave us alone?

Orville, darling, I didn't mean to...

The Falburys and the Wingaits.

♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪
♪ - Howdy, neighbour ♪

♪ Happy harvest - Happy harvest ♪

♪ Get your rocking chairs ♪
♪ For all your cares are over ♪

♪ Clap your hands and lick your chops ♪
♪ Your bumper crops are on the climb ♪

♪ - Hey, we're gonna roll in plenty ♪
♪ - Spend a five or 10 or 20 ♪

♪ And those happy harvest bells ♪
♪ Are gonna chime ♪

♪ Remember, neighbour ♪
♪ When your work for Mother Nature ♪

♪ You got paid ♪

♪ By Father Time ♪