Self-made millionaire Ken Jorgenson vacations with his wife and teenage daughter on Pine Island, Maine, where -- some 20 years earlier -- he'd worked as a lifeguard. Jorgenson now resumes a romance with island resident Sylvia Hunter who is trapped in a marriage as loveless as Jorgenson's. Scandal erupts when word of this romance becomes public, but it serves to draw together Jorgenson's daughter and Sylvia's teenage son who are appalled by their parents' mistakes and determined not to repeat them. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
Did You Know?
According to his 1963 memoir "Wanderer", Sterling Hayden
reluctantly accepted a co-starring role in the picture for $40,000 (approximately $314,000 in 2012 dollars) when his ex-wife Betty Ann de Noon prevented him from sailing to Scandinavia in his sloop the Wanderer with their four children. Hayden took the part because he was broke due to legal bills related to his three divorces from De Noon and their prolonged child custody battle and because of his cavalier disregard for money. A seasoned sailor, he planned to use the sea voyage, which he planned to film as a documentary, as a vehicle to leave Hollywood behind. He never made the picture and appeared in only one TV show before making Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(1964) four years later, following through on his plan to ditch Hollywood. See more
When Molly is getting ready to go Christmas shopping with her mother, her mother begins to zip up the back of her dress. Molly breaks away and runs to bed to get letters, argues with her mother, still with her dress unzipped. When she runs to fireplace to burn the letters, her dress is zipped. See more
[watching Ken and Sylvia, her father and his mother, go to their bedroom
Oh, Johnny... Do you suppose they make love?
Why shouldn't they do? They're married.
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Composed by Richard Wagner See more