Class of '44 (1973)





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Paul Bogart directed this ho-hum follow-up to Robert Mulligan's Summer of '42 in which the three adolescents begin their college years during the waning years of World War II. Hermie (Gary Grimes), Oscy (Jerry Houser), and Benjie (Oliver Conant) graduate from high school and head off in different directions. Benjie takes off to join the Marines and disappears from the story line, while Hermie and Oscy fret about entering college. Hermie falls for beautiful college freshman Julie (Deborah Winters), and the boys have to deal with a fractious fraternity president (William Atherton) who is the supervisor of the fraternity hazings.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Warner Bros.


Gary Grimes
as Hermie
Oliver Conant
as Benjie
William Atherton
as Fraternity President
Joe Ponazecki
as Professor
Murray Westgate
as Principal
Marion Waldman
as Grade Advisor
Mary Long
as Valedictorian
Dan MacDonald
as Father
Marcia Diamond
as Mrs. Gilhuly
Jeffrey Cohen
as Editor
Susan Marcus
as Assistant Editor
Lamar Criss
as 1st Proctor
Michael A. Hoey
as 2nd Proctor
Dan McDonald
as Father
Jan Campbell
as Mother
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
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Coming of age schmaltz, so prevalent during the 1970s.

December 23, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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