Summer of '42 (1971)
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Summer of '42 (1971)

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This coming-of-age story centers on Hermie, a teenager of the War Years, who has a crush on a young lady named Dorothy. With Dorothy's soldier husband off to war, Hermie convinces himself that he can take the hubby's place in every way.
Genres Drama, Romance, Historical
Director Robert Mulligan
Starring Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant View More
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Movie Summary

This coming-of-age story centers on Hermie, a teenager of the War Years, who has a crush on a young lady named Dorothy. With Dorothy's soldier husband off to war, Hermie convinces himself that he can take the hubby's place in every way.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Historical
Director Robert Mulligan
Starring Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant, Katherine Allentuck, Christopher Norris, Lou Frizzell, Maureen Stapleton, Walter Scott
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 1971
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating PG About Ratings
Running Time 103 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A poignant telling of love and loss... The overview given elsewhere for this DVD is unfortunate. This story is about a young man who becomes smitten with an older woman, constantly finding reasons to try and help her, to talk to her, to be around her. More and more his heart is brought to the fore, beyond his unexpected desires, and he finds himself beginning to fall in love with her. On the night he goes to see her at her home to simply try and enjoy talking with her, he discovers something that changes everything; for himself, and for her. Ultimately, Summer of '42 has become one of the most iconic love stories ever told, deeply resonating in the hearts of an entire generation, and commonly so for anyone of any generation that sees it. It is haunting, it is beautiful, and is a movie I hope to one day own. 11/03/2012
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