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That Certain Summer was a Drama Film directed by Lamont Johnson .

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Gary McClain: If I were a woman, everything would be acceptable, wouldn't it?
Janet Salter: If you were a woman, I'd know how to compete with you.

Doug Salter: Do you know what the word "homosexual" means? Nick? C'mon, look at me. Keep the door open. Do you know what it means?
Nick Salter: I guess so.
Doug Salter: You probably heard about it in school or in the streets. Well, that's just one side: put downs and jokes. A lot of people - most people, I guess - think it's wrong. They say it's a sickness. They say it's something that has to be cured. I don't know. I do know it isn't easy. If I had a choice, it's not something I'd pick for myself. But it's the only way I can live. Gary and I have a kind of a marriage. We...
Nick Salter: I don't what to talk about it!
Doug Salter: DOUG SALTER: Nick, we love each other. Damn it, look at me. Does that change me so much? I'm still your father. Don't, don't cry. C'mon. I've lied to myself for a long time. Why should I lie to you? It's funny, I never talked about this with my own father. I should have. He knew. At least, I think he knew. But we could never sit down, even approach it. And he died. I know how you feel. You may not believe that, but I do. Nick, the hardest time I've ever had was accepting it myself. Can you at least try to understand? Please? Nick? I love you.

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In November 2009, Martin Sheen wrote a short piece for Variety about Hal Holbrook in which he recalled that while they were playing lovers in That Certain Summer, Holbrook had a scene in which his character's son rejects him for being gay, and Holbrook was able to cry on cue for the cameras in multiple, repeated takes. When Sheen asked told him how impressive and moving it was to watch him, Holbrook replied, "The older you get, the easier it is."
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