Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story. Written by
John Vogel <email@example.com>
Burt Lancaster hits the screen with a bolt of personal drama as "The Swimmer"
See more »
Did You Know?
The film was made and released about four years after its source short story of the same name by John Cheever
had been first published in 1964 in 'The New Yorker' magazine on 18th July and then later in the same year in the short story compendium "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow". See more
At the pool scene with Lancaster and Janice Rule, a camera shot shows a palm tree in the backyard. Palm trees can't survive in the climate of Connecticut, where the film allegedly was filmed in its entirety. Perhaps when the scene was re-shot with Rule replacing Loden, location shooting had already wrapped. See more
Where have you been keeping yourself?
Oh, here and there. Here and there.
Featured in The Story of the Swimmer