6.0/10
157
7 user 7 critic

Summertree (1971)

GP | | Drama | 1971 (UK)
Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hail, Hero! (1969)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disillusioned man can't decide whether to join the army or to become a hippie.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Michael Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Teresa Wright
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After the death of a relative, a professor goes to the funeral and gets himself a job there working with power lines. He soon finds his entire life changing before his eyes.

Director: Robert Scheerer
Stars: Michael Douglas, Lee Purcell, Joe Don Baker
Running (1979)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.

Director: Bernard McEveety
Stars: Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker
It's My Turn (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin
When Michael Calls (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from a relative who died 15 years prior. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Douglas
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Yaphet Kotto, Kirk Calloway, Thomas Carter
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

Director: David Seltzer
Stars: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway
The Trap (1966)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed, Rex Sevenoaks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jerry
...
Herb
...
Vanetta
...
Ruth
Kirk Calloway ...
Marvis (as Kirk Callaway)
Bill Vint ...
Tony
Jeff Siggins ...
Bennie (as Jeff Siggens)
...
Don
...
Draft Lawyer
Garry Goodrow ...
Ginsberg
...
Shelly (as Dennis Clark Fimple)
...
Girl in Dorm
Richard Stahl ...
Man in Conservatory
Edit

Storyline

Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Once there was a girl and a guitar and a summertree...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La casita en el árbol  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kirk Douglas bought the film rights to the play as a gift to his son after Michael Douglas was fired from the stage production. See more »


Soundtracks

Having The Time Of Our Lives
by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. (as Richard Maltby)
Sung by Hamilton Camp
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Superstar in the making
31 October 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though its plot was basically an anti-war movie, it gives good argument on both sides. Summertree shows that the Vietnam War was also a battle between generations; Michael Douglas as the misdirected young man and Jack Warden the "give em hell" dad. Douglas plays a college student who keeps the draft board off his back until he mistakenly decides to change majors, suddenly he's drafted and faced with a difficult choice with very few options.

Luckily my parents had a VCR during the late 70's and Summertree just happened to be playing late one night. My mother was a huge Michael Douglas fan so she recorded anything he starred in and thanks to her I was able to see this gifted talent as it blossomed into super stardom. Although that old tape is still in good condition I'd love to own this great movie on DVD.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page