Summertime Overview:

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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Musical Monday: In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

on Dec 7, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Meet Me After the Show? ? M... Read full article

Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy: The 2019 Summer Classic Film Book Challenge

By 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 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

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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.
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.
The number of tourists traveling to Venice doubled after the film's release.
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