A Summer Place
A Summer Place (1959)

Based on a novel by Sloan Wilson, this melodrama caused a stir in the late '50s for its racy look at marital infidelity and forbidden teenage love. The turmoil takes place in a beautiful summer cottage on the coast of Maine. The title… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 22, 1959
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
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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
Reel Film Reviews

Overlong and overwrought...

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Emanuel Levy
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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: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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.