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Rumer Godden (novel)
Rumer Godden (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 April 1961 (Ireland) See more »
A Summer of Evil...And a Young Girl's Cruel Awakening! See more »
The film tells the sensible story of a British girl who awakes from childhood on vacations in France finding life and love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kenneth More ... Eliot

Danielle Darrieux ... Madame Zisi

Susannah York ... Joss Grey
Claude Nollier ... Madame Corbet

Jane Asher ... Hester Grey
Elizabeth Dear ... Vicky Grey
Richard Williams ... Wilmouse Grey
David Saire ... Paul
Raymond Gérôme ... Inspector Renard
Maurice Denham ... Uncle William Bullock
André Maranne ... Monsieur Dufour
Harold Kasket ... Monsieur Prideaux (as Harold Kaskett)
Jacques B. Brunius ... Monsieur Joubert
Joy Shelton ... Mrs. Grey
Balbina ... Mauricette
Will Stampe ... Monsieur Armand (as Will Stamp)
Jean Ozenne ... Champagne Director
Jacques Dhéry ... Bargee

Bessie Love ... American Tourist
Fred Johnson ... American Tourist

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rumer Godden  novel "The Greengage Summer"
Rumer Godden  screenplay
Howard Koch 

Produced by
Victor Saville .... producer
Edward Small .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young  (as Frederick A Young)
Film Editing by
Peter R. Hunt 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
Art Direction by
John Stoll (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Dark .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Ernst .... assistant director
Art Department
Herbert Smith .... assistant production designer
Herbert Stoll .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bert Ross .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Irene Haas .... title designer
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Gillam .... camera operator
Mike Fox .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John Gilbert .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Barney Platts-Mills .... third assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... music conductor
Other crew
Shirley Barnes .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Greengage Summer" - UK (original title)
"Greengage Summer" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | West Germany:16
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Kenneth More was asked by Lewis Gilbert to go on a diet before making the film in order that he be more believable as a romantic lead. The actor did so as he badly wanted to be in the movie.See more »


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Wonderful, 3 April 2002
Author: ruthiej from Leeds England

This film is a distant memory of Sunday afternoons in my teens when this film was still played in the UK. How can we get it released on video? The innocence of the girl falling in love with the thief, it was gripping. ten out of ten

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