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Summer of '42 ()


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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
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Dorothy
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Hermie
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Oscy
Oliver Conant ...
Benjie
Katherine Allentuck ...
Aggie
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Miriam
Lou Frizzell ...
Druggist
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Jerry Durrance (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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Dorothy's Husband (uncredited)
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Hermie's Mother (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Robert Mulligan

Written by (WGA)

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Herman Raucher ... (written by)

Produced by

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Don Kranze ... associate producer
Richard Roth ... producer (as Richard A. Roth)

Music by

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Michel Legrand

Cinematography by

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Robert Surtees

Film Editing by

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Folmar Blangsted

Editorial Department

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Fred Bohanan ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Alixe Gordin
Nessa Hyams
Jack Roberts ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Albert Brenner

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Makeup Department

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Ken Chase ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Dorothy White ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mel Efros ... assistant director
Don Kranze ... assistant director
Irby Smith ... assistant director

Art Department

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Lowell Chambers ... leadman (uncredited)
Robey Cooper ... prop master (uncredited)
Don Miller ... second props (uncredited)
Arthur Orlando ... painter (uncredited)
Frank Repola ... painter (uncredited)
John J. Rutchland Jr. ... propmaker (uncredited)
Lowell Thomas ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Ken Walker ... swing gang (uncredited)
Alva Williams ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tom Overton ... sound
Ralph Butler ... boom operator (uncredited)
Dennis Jones ... sound cable (uncredited)
John K. Kean ... sound mixer (uncredited) / sound recordist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael J. Bailey ... electrician (uncredited)
Glen Bird ... gaffer (uncredited)
James R. Connell ... camera operator (uncredited)
Dave Friedman ... still photographer (uncredited)
Alan Goldenhar ... electrician (uncredited)
Jack Kennedy ... best boy (uncredited)
Richard Lasher ... electrician (uncredited)
Edward Morey III ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jack Palinkas ... grip (uncredited)
Karl Reid ... key grip (uncredited)
Frank Stanley ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Marlene Hall ... casting: Ft. Bragg (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jerry Alpert ... costumer: men (uncredited)
Joanne Haas ... costumer: women (uncredited)

Location Management

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George Leslie ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Michel Legrand ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Ed Dutton ... transportation gaffer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer
Portia Adams ... social worker (uncredited)
Bert Garey ... chaperone (uncredited)
Elizabeth Gill ... secretary to producer and director (uncredited)
Marie Kenney ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ned Moss ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Kevin Mulligan ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lee Stitch ... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Andrea Weiss ... chaperone (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of getting laid, Hermie honestly falls in love with the older Dorothy, who's married to an army pilot. When her husband returns to the front, Hermie shyly approaches her. Written by Bob Dawson

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Taglines In everyone's life there's a "Summer of '42" See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un été 42 (France)
  • Verano del 42 (Spain)
  • Leto '42 (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
  • Un été 42 (Canada, French title)
  • Sommaren '42 (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia During an interview on The Mike Douglas Show (1961), Herman Raucher said that after the novel and movie were released, several women wrote letters to him claiming to be Dorothy. One of the letters was indeed from the real Dorothy, who wanted to know if she had psychologically damaged Raucher, and also informed him that had been happily remarried and was now a grandmother. It was the last time that Raucher, by that time married with children, heard from Dorothy. See more »
Goofs While waiting outside the drugstore, Hermie's breath can be seen, although it's supposed to be the middle of summer. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Shining (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Theme from Summer of '42 See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Narrator: [voice-over] I was never to see her again. Nor was I ever to learn what became of her. We were different then. Kids were different. It took us longer to understand the things we felt. Life is made up of small comings and goings. And for everything we take with us, there is something that we leave behind. In the summer of '42, we raided the Coast Guard station four times, we saw five movies, and had nine days of rain. Benji broke his watch, Oscy gave up the harmonica, and in a very special way, I lost Hermie forever.
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