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 Actress||Katharine Hepburn||Nominated|
|Best Director||David Lean||Nominated|
Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy: The 2019 Summer Classic Film Book ChallengeBy shadowsandsatin on Sep 14, 2019 From Shadows and Satin
I can scarcely believe that this is my seventh year participating in the Summer Classic Movie Book Challenge, hosted by Raquel over at Out the Past. I?m telling you, time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (Thank you! I?ll be here all week! Tip o? the hat to Groucho!) But seriously, jus... Read full article
Hot Fun in the Summertime: The 2018 Summer Classic Film Book ChallengeBy 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
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The story was also later adapted as a Broadway musical called "Do I Hear A Waltz" by Arthur Laurents with songs by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. The show opened at the 46th Street Theatre on March 18th, 1965 and ran for 220 performances. Laurents later revised the script and a new production was staged in 2000 at the Pasadena Playhouse in New Jersey. Recordings of both productions are available for purchase on specialist websites.
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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