A Summer Place (1959)
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as Ken Jorgenson
as Bart Hunter
as Johnny Hunter
as Molly Jorgenson
as Helen Jorgenson
as Mrs. Hamilton Hamble
as Claude Andrews
as Todd Hasper
as Mr. Hamble
as Mrs. Carter
as Young Girl in Dormit...
as Dr. Matthias
as Ken's Attorney
as Bart's Attorney
as Anne Talbert
as Mrs. Talbert
as Mrs. Harrington
as Alvin Frost
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Critic Reviews for A Summer Place
The movie is so-so, BUT that great theme music!
Reflecting the sexual angsts and domestic anxieties of the 1950s, Delmer Daves' schmaltzy melodrama is known today for catapulting Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee to stardom and for Max Steiner's melodic tune, which became that year's most popular song.
Soap opera supreme, 1950s-style. "We've got to be good..."
Audience Reviews for A Summer Place
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.
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.
A Summer Place is shot a lot like one of my favorite movies of all time Swiss Family Robinson. Sadly it does not live up to the level of excellence set by the Disney classic. Even so, A Summer Place has its moments. It is clearly a chick flick to end all chick flicks. Its also surprisingly inappropriate for the time period. I will say that it kept me entertained. Worth a rent at best
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