A Summer Place

1959

A Summer Place

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Based on a novel by Sloan Wilson, this melodrama caused a stir in the late '50s for its racy look at marital infidelity and forbidden teenage love. The turmoil takes place in a beautiful summer cottage on the coast of Maine. The title theme song became a chart-topping hit.

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Cast

Richard Egan
as Ken Jorgenson
Arthur Kennedy
as Bart Hunter
Troy Donahue
as Johnny Hunter
Sandra Dee
as Molly Jorgenson
Constance Ford
as Helen Jorgenson
Beulah Bondi
as Mrs. Hamilton Hamble
Jack Richardson
as Claude Andrews
Martin Eric
as Todd Hasper
Junius Matthews
as Mr. Hamble
Bonnie Franklin
as Young Girl in Dormitory
Gertrude Flynn
as Mrs. Carter
Marshall Bradford
as Dr. Matthias
Robert Griffin
as Englehardt
Arthur Space
as Ken's Attorney
George Taylor
as Bart's Attorney
Roberta Shore
as Anne Talbert
Ann Doran
as Mrs. Talbert
Eleanor Audley
as Mrs. Harrington
Richard Deacon
as Pawnbroker
Howard Hoffman
as Alvin Frost
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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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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