Summer Of '42

Warner Bros.   (1971) / Region 1   2.25   See All Reviews
Summer Of 42

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"Extraordinary! Achieves a lyrical intensity unlike anything seen in an American Movie!" -The Village Voice

Written by Herman Raucher, Summer of '42 is one of the screen's most haunting romances. A nation is caught up in a war that will forever change it. At a New England beach colony, 15-year-old Hermie (Gary Grimes) is caught up in a passion that will forever change him: he's infatuated with 22-year-old Dorothy (Jennifer O'Neill), whose soldier/husband is away at war. Director Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird) keeps a sharp eye on period detail and the comic potential of growing up, keenly observing in the work of Grimes, Jerry Houser and Oliver Conant as a "terrible trio" of fast friends. An Academy Award® winner for Michel Legrand's score, Summer of '42 is the stuff of the fondest movie memories.


  • Length
  • Rating PG
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 12 2001
  • Production Year 1971
  • Empire SKU 42886
  • UPC Code 012569103320
  • Studio  Warner Bros.
  • Packaging Snap
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai


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  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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