In this comedy/drama, a young American soldier desperately wants to lose his virginity before he's shipped off to Vietnam. He meets a friendly young woman who appears willing to help him ... See full summary »

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Harley MacIntosh
Mary Layne ...
Cissy
Lucille Benson ...
Mrs. Sawyer
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Mr. Albert
Jan Burrell ...
Woman Pharmacist
Ruby Dake ...
Dolores
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Hugh Fischer ...
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Seymour (as Dan Halleck)
Stan Kamber ...
Cal Beamish
Maggie King ...
Rhoda
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
Cab Driver
Gregory Mead ...
Joe
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In this comedy/drama, a young American soldier desperately wants to lose his virginity before he's shipped off to Vietnam. He meets a friendly young woman who appears willing to help him solve his "problem." But there's something she hasn't told him ... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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"Cactus in the Snow" is a marvelous, sensitive, humorous movie - part "Summer of '42", part "Friends", part "Love Story". It's rated GP and has that 'now' quality and honest skill that's as rare as a "Cactus in the Snow". Please - see this one! See more »

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December 1971 (USA)  »

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Never forgot it
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie when I was about 14 or 15 years old with my best friend. We were just 2 giggling high school freshmen out to see a movie and this one caught our eye. I remember Richard Thomas' character somehow ended up carrying a rock around with him. He got into an argument with a girl who is sitting at the table. His rock is laying in front of her. He storms off in anger, then turns back around, goes back to the table and grabs his rock saying "That's my rock!" It cracked us both up and I have never forgotten that line! It was a very good movie and I would love to see it again after all these years. I don't even think I knew who Richard Thomas was at that time but he was a very good actor. The movie's title, "Cactus in the Snow" played into the dialog of the movie as the two virgins discussed how rare they were in that day and time, just like a cactus in the snow. It was very well written and I am really surprised that it has never popped back up on television anymore. I mean, how many times are they going to bring back re-runs of "Gas Light" and "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world"? Something like this would be a welcome change.


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