A Summer Place
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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 ago. He rediscovers Sylvia (Dorothy McGuire), with whom he had an earlier affair before she married Bart Hunter (Arthur Kennedy). The Hunter's son Johnny (Troy Donahue) and Molly fall in love, much to the objection of her mother, a cold and cynical woman. When Ken and Sylvia start another torrid affair, the exposure of the liaison leads to the divorce of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is so-so, BUT that great theme music!"
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Soap opera supreme, 1950s-style. "We've got to be good...""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Overlong and overwrought..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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