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Summertime (1955) was a Romance - Drama Film directed by David Lean and produced by Norman Spencer and Ilya Lopert.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressKatharine HepburnNominated
Best DirectorDavid LeanNominated

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Hot Fun in the Summertime: The 2018 Summer Classic Film Book Challenge

By shadowsandsatin on Sep 16, 2018 From Shadows and Satin

Outdoor concerts. Noir City Chicago. Cold lemonade on the back porch. And the Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge! I am delighted to share that I?ve been participating in this awesome event, the brainchild of Raquel over at Out of the Past, for six straight years now! And I?m here to tell you... Read full article

Summertime (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 17, 2018 From 4 Star Films

It’s summertime and the living is easy. It makes me think of sultry summer days and cool summer nights and George Gershwin. But summertime also means travel. It did for my family when we were growing up as kids and it took us to many places near and far off. That’s what this film gives u... Read full article

Summertime (1955)

By Beatrice on Feb 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Summertime Directed by David Lean Written by Lean and H.E. Bates from a play by Arthur Laurents 1955/UK/USA London Film Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental David Lean gives us all a romantic holiday in Venice. Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is a secretary of a certain age. ?She has saved up... Read full article

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

By Beatrice on Jun 6, 2015 From Flickers in Time

In the Good Old Summertime Directed by Robert Z. Leonard Written by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors and Samuel Raphaelson from the play “Parfumerie” by Mikl?s L?zl? 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Amazon Instant Long-time readers will know that The Shop Around t... Read full article


By Amanda Garrett on May 9, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

My article for the Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon is on her 1955 film, Summertime. Here's Kate soaking in the beauty of Venice. The enchanting film Summertime (1955) is a bittersweet romance featuring one of Katharine Hepburn's best performances and stunning location shooting in Venice. ... Read full article

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"Summertime" was an adaptation of the Broadway play "The Time of the Cuckoo" by Arthur Laurents. The stage production starred Shirley Booth and opened on Oct. 15, 1952 at the Empire Theatre in New York and ran for 263 performances.
In the french-dubbed version, known as "Vacances à Venise" - released in October 1955, Katharine Hepburn is dubbed by Jacqueline Porel, Isa Miranda by Lita Recio, Darren McGavin by Jean-Claude Michel, Mari Aldon by Claude Winter, Jane Rose by Denise Grey, Mc Donald Parkeby Jean Toulout and Andre Morell by Roger Tréville. Rossano Brazzi dubbed himself as he was fluent in French.
Director David Lean said filming on location in Italy was expensive because he had to pay local merchants whose customers were scared off by the camera equipment and crew.
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