A Summer Place
A Summer Place (1959)

The Jorgensons are a wealthy family spending the summer on a resort island. Ken (Richard Egan), Helen (Constance Ford) and daughter Molly (Sandra Dee) settle in to a beach house on the island where Ken was a young lifeguard twenty years… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

The movie is so-so, BUT that great theme music!

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Soap opera supreme, 1950s-style. "We've got to be good..."

David Nusair
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Overlong and overwrought...

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Emanuel Levy

Reflecting the sexual angsts and domestic anxieties of the 1950s, Delmer Daves' schmaltzy melodrama is known today for catapulting Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee to stardom and for Max Steiner's melodic tune, which became that year's most popular song.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
If you've seen Grease you've heard that song about Sandra Dee, Sandra plays against that image in this movie. I liked this movie because I could… More
jay nixon
Lush story of forbidden love and teen love in beautiful settings with a memorable score. Constance Ford is a hoot as Sandra Dee's mother.