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A Summer Place (1959) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Delmer Daves.

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A Summer Place (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 19, 2016 From Flickers in Time

A Summer Place Directed by Delmer Daves Written by Delmer Daves from a novel by Sloane Wilson 1959/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental Helen Jorgenson: You can never be too sure. We can see the eventual inevitable demise of the Hayes Code in this and other Peyton Place style melodrama... Read full article


A Summer Place..and Wow, what a Place!

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 5, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Have you ever noticed that the most melodramatic movies take place at the most beautiful locales? I always marvel at how the "Summer Place" characters can have such problems while living in such a paradise. This week's still shot features Richard Egan having a chat with the kiddies ( Troy Don... Read full article


A Summer Place..and Wow, what a Place!

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 5, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Have you ever noticed that the most melodramatic movies take place at the most beautiful locales? I always marvel at how the "Summer Place" characters can have such problems while living in such a paradise. This week's still shot features Richard Egan having a chat with the kiddies ( Troy Don... Read full article


A Summer Place..and Wow, what a Place!

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 5, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Have you ever noticed that the most melodramatic movies take place at the most beautiful locales? I always marvel at how the "Summer Place" characters can have such problems while living in such a paradise. This week's still shot features Richard Egan having a chat with the kiddies ( Troy Don... Read full article


A Summer Place..and Wow, what a Place!

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 5, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Have you ever noticed that the most melodramatic movies take place at the most beautiful locales? I always marvel at how the "Summer Place" characters can have such problems while living in such a paradise. This week's still shot features Richard Egan having a chat with the kiddies ( Troy Don... Read full article


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Sylvia Hunter: We live in a glass house - we're not throwing any stones.


Molly Jorgenson: [watching Ken and Sylvia, her father and his mother, go to their bedroom] Oh, Johnny... Do you suppose they make love?
Johnny Hunter: Why shouldn't they do? They're married.


Bart Hunter: [Intoxicated] This'll be painful for you, but you might as well face the truth... the RAW truth. Take... take a good look at your parents, hmm? We've got no more secrets to hide. All the cats are out of the bag: all the scrawling, mangy, obscene, horrible cats of your inheritance. You're the son of a drunkard... and a harlot.
Johnny Hunter: You're wrong about mother, dad.
Bart Hunter: Gone to her side, have ya'?
Johnny Hunter: I'm not taking sides. I just want to marry Molly.
Bart Hunter: [pauses, then smirks] Oh, Johnny, stop being a silly sentimentalist. It's stupid! Molly is merely a succulent little wench!
Johnny Hunter: She's not a wench! She's everything I've ever dreamed of in a girl.
Bart Hunter: Oh, don't make me laugh! They're all alike in the dark!
Johnny Hunter: [Taken aback] You can't make her cheap! You can't do it! In spite of your damned supercilious, intelligent mind. And with or without your consent, we're getting married!


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The house where Ken (Richard Egan) and Sylvia (Dorothy McGuire) lived toward the end of the film is an actual private residence that was built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948. It still stands today on Scenic Road in Carmel-by-the-Sea and is a prime feature in local tours.
Initial considerations for the role of Helen Jorgenson included Teresa Wright and Olivia de Havilland.
Richard Egan's (Ken) impassioned speech to his wife about her disgraceful bigotry was so powerful that an entire packed audience at Radio City Music Hall gave it an immediate standing ovation.
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