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Summer Place, A (DVD)
Think A Summer Place, and you'll probably be humming Max Steiner's wonderfully romantic instrumental theme song, a hand-holding hit in 1959. The movie itself is similarly irresistible, a colorful soap opera about the passions of a pair of dewy-eyed teens and their straying parents. At an island resort in Maine, Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue (the reigning teen idols of the day) fall hard for each other. What they don't know is that her father (Richard Egan) and his mother (Dorothy McGuire), lovers 20 years earlier, have rekindled their affair. Both, inconveniently, have spouses, which is what makes this a soap opera. Lovers of camp will find much to savor in the incredible '50s attitudes, and in the innocence of supervirgin Dee ("Johnny, have you been bad with girls?"). Yet the sincerity of writer-director Delmer Daves, cowriter of An Affair to Remember, comes shining through the corn; and the grown-up affair anticipates The Bridges of Madison County by 30 years. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This would remain an all-time favorite for those who like true to life dramas. Happy to have it in my collectionPublished 13 months ago by Austin
Typicl movie of those years with all the possible sins and all the rest. But at the end love wins.Published on Oct. 3 2013 by estelle cazelais
Saw this years ago, and wanted to revisit. It was as good as I remembered. Very open family discussions for the era.Published on Jan. 3 2013 by Rotonto
This is one of my all time best movies. It was the first adult movie
I ever saw. It's true to life, and the acting is great. I could never
get sick of watching it!
I was so very disappointed! I want to build up my "library" with good DVDS, and based on the glowing reviews and the fact that the adorable Sandra Dee is in this movie I bought... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2012 by Frances Kat