Summer Storm (1944) was a Drama Film directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Seymour Nebenzal.
Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Karl Hajos||Nominated|
Summer Storm (1944)By Beatrice on Dec 1, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Summer Storm Directed by Douglas Sirk Written by Rowland Leigh, Douglas Sirk, and Robert Thoeren from the novel “The Shooting Party” by Anton Chekhov 1944/USA Angelus Productions/Nero Films First viewing/Netflix rental Amazingly, the filmmakers decided to promote Linda Darnell as the... Read full article
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The writing credit to "Michael O'Hara" is a pseudonym for director Douglas Sirk. He picked the name because when he started this movie he had just finished reading 'Appointment in Samarra' by John O'Hara.
Douglas Sirk had originally wanted to film Anton Chekhov's 'The Shooting Party' at the German UFA studio before he fled Germany in 1937. He had wanted actor Willy Birgel to play Fedor, and when he made the U.S. version he picked George Sanders because he considered Sanders a similar "type" to Birgel.
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