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A Summer Place (22-Oct-1959)

Director: Delmer Daves

Writer: Delmer Daves

From novel by: Sloan Wilson

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Delmer Daves

Keywords: Romantic Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Beulah Bondi
3-May-1888 1-Jan-1981 Make Way for Tomorrow
Sandra Dee
23-Apr-1942 20-Feb-2005 Gidget
Troy Donahue
27-Jan-1936 2-Sep-2001 A Summer Place
Richard Egan
29-Jul-1921 20-Jul-1987 Samuel Clegg on Capitol
Constance Ford
1-Jul-1923 26-Feb-1993 Ada Hobson on Another World
Arthur Kennedy
17-Feb-1914 5-Jan-1990 The Man from Laramie
Dorothy McGuire
14-Jun-1916 13-Sep-2001 A Summer Place


Richard Egan   ...   Ken Jorgenson
Dorothy McGuire   ...   Sylvia Hunter
Sandra Dee   ...   Molly Jorgenson
Arthur Kennedy   ...   Bart Hunter
Troy Donahue   ...   Johnny Hunter
Constance Ford   ...   Helen Jorgenson
Beulah Bondi   ...   Mrs. Hamilton Hamble
Jack Richardson   ...   Claude Andrews
Martin Eric   ...   Todd Hasper (handyman)


Review by Ronnii Bee (posted on 4-Jan-2008)

Although this movie is now dated, it is the one movie that always reduced me to tears. I was born 10 years before it was released, and was probably in my teans when I first saw it, it had me howling into the kleenex. I had a chance to watch it recently (in the last 6 months) as I said it is a little dated, the acting is old school, but the story was about teenage pregnancy and of the secret affair of tow of the parents. Whereas today, this problem is not as socially scandalous as it was in the 50's & 60's. People are more blase' about such things. I have always been a fan of Richard Egan, he was my "hearthrob" in my younger days. Dorothy Maguire was brillialnt as was Constance Ford who Played the Jealous wife of Richard Egan, she was brilliant. I would like to see it remade as I was never a big fan of Troy Donahue. It would be interesting to see the comparison of today's style as opposed to the 50's style of acting.

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