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A Summer Place

1959, Drama, 2h 10m

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The big-screen adaptation of Sloan Wilson's popular novel follows wealthy Ken Jorgenson (Richard Egan) as he brings his wife (Constance Ford) and teenage daughter, Molly (Sandra Dee), to the Maine vacation spot where he worked as a middle-class youth. When Ken reunites with his former flame, the now-married Sylvia (Dorothy McGuire), it sparks a passionate tryst. Meanwhile, Sylvia's son, Johnny (Troy Donahue), and Molly begin a romance of their own, unaware of their parents' affair.

Cast & Crew

Richard Egan
Ken Jorgenson
Dorothy McGuire
Sylvia Hunter
Sandra Dee
Molly Jorgenson
Troy Donahue
Johnny Hunter
Constance Ford
Helen Jorgenson
Beulah Bondi
Mrs. Emily Hamilton Hamble
Jack Richardson
Claude Andrews
Martin Eric
Todd Harper
Peter Constanti
Captain of Yacht (uncredited)
Junius Matthews
Mr. Hamble (uncredited)
Gertrude Flynn
Mrs. Carter (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford
Dr. Matthias (uncredited)
Phil Chambers
Sheriff (uncredited)
Robert Griffin
Engelhardt (uncredited)
Arthur Space
Ken's Attorney (uncredited)
Roberta Shore
Anne Talbert (uncredited)
Ann Doran
Mrs. Talbert (uncredited)
Eleanor Audley
Mrs. Harrington (uncredited)
Richard Deacon
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Delmer Daves
Screenwriter
Harry Stradling Sr.
Cinematographer
Owen Marks
Film Editing
Max Steiner
Original Music
Leo K. Kuter
Art Director
William L. Kuehl
Set Decoration
Howard Shoup
Costume Design
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    If you've seen Grease you've heard that song about Sandra Dee, Sandra plays against that image in this movie. I liked this movie because I could relate, as many do, to the predicament of having divorced parents who date people and you're expected to like them. Plus, the teenage dilemmas in the story as well. Overall a good movie, I liked it.
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  • May 31, 2009
    Lush story of forbidden love and teen love in beautiful settings with a memorable score. Constance Ford is a hoot as Sandra Dee's mother.
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