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Summer Storm (1944) was a Drama Film directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Seymour Nebenzal.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringKarl HajosNominated
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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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Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff: You're so beautiful; why is it that you degrade everything you touch?


Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff: When a man pities his rival, he's preparing to pity himself.


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Before hiring Rowland Leigh, director Douglas Sirk had asked James M. Cain to write the film, but he fired Cain and junked his script because Cain had made the characters seem too American.
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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