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About the Movie
Teen idols Troy Donahue -- in his debut -- and Sandra Dee ("Gidget") star in this story of young love and an old romance which threatens to destroy two families during a summer holiday off the coast of Maine. Co-starring Oscar-nominee Arthur Kennedy ("Peyton Place") and ("Rich Man, Poor Man"). With a beautiful score by Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind") and featuring the #1 hit song "Theme from a Summer Place."
A Summer Place
Nearly 50 years I thought this movie was the best ever. It's still a good movie for the era, but in retrospect only Arthur Kennedy displayed any acting ability (he was the most believeable of the cast). I probably goofed having read the book first, and remembering it very well (everyone acted superbly in my mind).
A Great Reality Movie
I remember seeing this movie as a young teen in the 60's. The theme song was great. The storyline dealt with young love lost and young love found as well the issues of sex, adultery, alcoholism, classism and scandal.
This movie had a major impact on my views about real life. I loved Sandra Dee in this film as much as I did in her performance in "An Imitation of Life" with Lana Turner. Both roles allowed her to portray a confused teen having to deal with the realities of life at home and in society in general. I remember Richard Egan from Elvis Pressley's first move "Love Me Tender" where he portrayed Elvis' older brother during the Civil War. A great character actor.
If you want to see a movie that went against the practice of not talking about anything controversial in society, this is it.
This is one of my favorite movies. I enjoyed the actors and the music from the movie. Glad I could purchase it on Apple TV.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1959
- © A Summer Place 1959, Renewed 1987, Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.