A Summer Place

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A Summer Place

Troy Donahue's first starring role. A story of middle-aged adultery intertwined with teenage love and adult hypocrisy about it set on an island off the Maine coast. The song "Theme From A Summer Place" was a chart topper the year of the movie's release.

A Summer Place

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A Summer Place

The Hunter family has long owned a mansion on Pine Island, a summer resort located off the Maine coast. Bart Hunter's now deceased father was able to open the mansion for free when Bart was younger, but current owner Bart, a drunkard and weak man, must now live there year round for financial survival with his wife Sylvia and their late teen-aged son Johnny, the family who are barely able to eke out a living with the mansion now as a year-round inn which is in an extreme state of disrepair. Bart and Sylvia are in a quietly unhappy marriage due largely to Bart's drinking. The Buffalo-based Jorgensons - husband Ken Jorgenson, his wife Helen Jorgenson and their late teen-aged daughter Molly Jorgenson - have rented rooms at the inn for the summer, while Ken looks for a summer house on the island. Ken lived on the island twenty years ago, he actually a working class lifeguard for Bart's father at that time. Ken is now a self-made millionaire as a research scientist, who had never been back ... Written by Huggo

A Summer Place

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: divorce | smother mother | husband wife relationship | reference to fay wray | possessiveness | Taglines: The Sensations... of the Great Best-Seller! Genres: Drama | Romance Certificate: Approved | See all certifications » Parents Guide: Add content advisory for parents » Edit Details

A Summer Place

Country: USA Language: English Release Date: 18 November 1959 (USA) See more » Also Known As: Die Sommerinsel See more » Filming Locations: Pacific Grove, California, USA See more » Company Credits Production Co: Warner Bros. See more » Show detailed company contact information on IMDbPro » Technical Specs

A Summer Place

Runtime: 130 min Sound Mix: Mono (RCA Sound Recording) Color: Color (Technicolor) Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1 See full technical specs » Edit Did You Know?

A Summer Place

Trivia The movie is set on an island off Maine, but was actually filmed in California, near Carmel. Troy Donohue, at the height of his fame, was frequently mobbed, and the little town was overrun with young star-struck girls. See more » Goofs When Ken and Sylvia meet for the first time at the boathouse, Ken is wearing a red shirt (in plain view even in the moonlight) when he closes the back doors. But when the camera cuts to him getting close to Sylvia, he is wearing a blue shirt. See more » Quotes Helen Jorgenson: You can't ever let him think your kisses come cheap. See more » Connections Referenced in Mad Men: The New Girl (2008) See more » Soundtracks Liebestraum (uncredited) Composed by Franz Liszt See more »

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