Summer Storm (1944)





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In this film, Linda Darnell stars as the beautiful wife of a middle-aged Russian civil servant. Darnell becomes the object of the affections of her husband's employer. The girl in turn is enamored of a provincial judge. However, the judge takes Darnell so seriously that he ends up killing her.
Classics , Drama
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Linda Darnell
as Olga Urbenin
George Sanders
as Fedor Michailovitch Petroff
Anna Lee
as Nadina
Edward Everett Horton
as Count Volsky
Hugo Haas
as Urbenin
Lori Lahner
as Clara
Lon Lahner
as Clara
John Philliber
as Polycarp
Sig Rumann
as Kuzma
André Charlot
as Mr. Kalenin
Mary Servoss
as Mrs. Kalenin
John Abbott
as Lunin
Robert Greig
as Gregory
Paul Hurst
as Orloff
Byron Foulger
as Clerk in Newspaper Office
Frank Orth
as Cafe Proprietor
Elizabeth Russell
as Dinner Guest
Ann Staunton
as Dinner Guest
Nina Koschetz
as Gypsy Singer
Jimmy Conlin
as Passerby at Mailbox
Kate MacKenna
as Woman with Umbrella
Fred Nurney
as Judge in Kharkov
Sarah Padden
as Beggar Woman
Sharon McManus
as Beggar Child
Mike Mazurki
as Policeman
Charles Woody
as Young Lackey
Joyce Gates
as Gypsy Girl
Rex Evans
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Nina Koshetz
as Gypsy Singer
Ken Jones
as (uncredited)
Anita Venge
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Frances Morris
as Bit Part (uncredited)
John Kelly
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Summer Storm

All Critics (1)

None of the characters were likable, but the tragic story is well-executed by the talented director and Sanders and Darnell give fine performances.

Full Review… | March 5, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Summer Storm

Early american Sirk film is a little slow but still interesting version of Chekov's The Shooting Party. His signature stylistic elements are not wholly in evidence yet although he uses shadows effectively and he gets excellent work from his cast particularly Edward Everett Horton playing a more complex part then usual. Linda Darnell is also most impressive in the first of the bad girl roles in which she excelled, she is almost supernaturally beautiful.

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