A Summer Place
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.
A Summer Place © 1959, Renewed © 1987, Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation © 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Fresh: 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.
- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 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.
- ajv2688, Sunday, November 21, 2010
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.
- jjnxn, Sunday, May 31, 2009
Ex-lovers (living half-lives with their spouses) re-ignite and the chips fall all over the place. Solid performance by Dorothy McGuire. Richard Egan shows intensity. Arthur Kennedy has his moments. Constance Ford does despicable well. Tab Hunter and Sandra Dee as 1950s teens. I kept having the feeling someone was going to fall off a cliff or have a car wreck, but they didn't. Watch and wonder if love can triumph.
- AlaineB, Tuesday, March 22, 2011