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Summer Storm
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Director:
Writers:
Rowland Leigh (screenplay)
Douglas Sirk (adaptation)
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Release Date:
14 July 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The FLASH of a Knife... The SCREAM of a Girl... The WRECK of a Man... See more »
Plot:
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Linda Darnell ... Olga Kuzminichna Urbenin

George Sanders ... Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff

Edward Everett Horton ... Count 'Piggy' Volsky

Anna Lee ... Nadena Kalenin
Hugo Haas ... Anton Urbenin
Laurie Lane ... Clara Heller (as Lori Lahner)
Sig Ruman ... Kuzma, Volsky's woodcutter
John Philliber ... Polycarp - Petroff's butler

John Abbott ... Lunin - public prosecutor
Mary Servoss ... Mrs. Kalenin
André Charlot ... Mr. Kalenin, publisher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Brodie ... (uncredited)
Woody Charles ... Young Lackey (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Clerk in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Joyce Gates ... Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Gregory - Volsky's Butler (uncredited)
Paul Hurst ... Officer Orloff (uncredited)
Kenneth Jones ... (uncredited)
John Kelly ... (uncredited)
Nina Koshetz ... Gypsy Singer (uncredited)
Gabriel Lenoff ... Father Konstantin, Priest (uncredited)
Kate MacKenna ... Woman with Umbrella (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Tall Policeman Bending Over Petroff (uncredited)
Sharon McManus ... Beggar Child (uncredited)
Francis Morris ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Fred Nurney ... Judge in Kharkov (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Cafe Maitre d' at End (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Beggar Woman (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... (uncredited)
Elizabeth Russell ... Dinner Guest Offended by Kuzma (uncredited)
Ann Staunton ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Doctor (uncredited)
Anita Venge ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
 
Writing credits
Rowland Leigh (screenplay)

Douglas Sirk (adaptation) and
Douglas Sirk (adaptation) (as Michael O'Hara)

Robert Thoeren (additional dialogue)

Anton Chekhov  based on the novel by: "The Shooting Party" (as Anton Chekov)

Produced by
Rudolf S. Joseph .... associate producer (as Rudolph Joseph)
Seymour Nebenzal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Karl Hajos 
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout  (as Archie M. Stout)
Eugen Schüfftan (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Gregg C. Tallas  (as Gregg Tallas)
 
Art Direction by
Rudi Feld 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Lon Anthony 
Max Pretzfelder 
 
Production Management
Walter Mayo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard DeWeese .... sound recordist (as Richard de Weese)
Fred Lau .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Karl Hajos .... musical director
 
Other crew
Eugen Schüfftan .... technical director
 

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Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
Douglas Sirk had originally wanted to film Anton Chekhov's 'The Shooting Party' at the German UFA studio before he fled Germany in 1937. He had wanted actor Willy Birgel to play Fedor, and when he made the U.S. version he picked George Sanders because he considered Sanders a similar "type" to Birgel.See more »
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Fedor Mikhailovich Petroff:You're so beautiful; why is it that you degrade everything you touch?See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Linda's first chance to shine, 30 April 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Early American Sirk film is a little slow but still interesting version of Chekov's The Shooting Party. His signature stylistic elements are not wholly in evidence yet although he uses shadows effectively and he gets excellent work from his cast particularly Edward Everett Horton playing a more complex part then usual. Linda Darnell is most impressive in the first of the bad girl roles in which she excelled. Sirk selected her personally for the film sensing more to her than the feather weight beauties she had been assigned up to that point, although she is almost supernaturally beautiful. She digs deep into Olga's conflicted nature and offers up a passionate portrait of an impulsive girl who causes damage to all that surround her including herself. Unfortunately 20th Century Fox didn't take advantage of the talent she showed and returned her for the most part to films not worthy of her.

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