Class of '44 (1973)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  10 April 1973 (USA)
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The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Conant ...
Deborah Winters ...
Fraternity President
Joe Ponazecki ...
Murray Westgate ...
Marian Waldman ...
Grade Advisor
Mary Long ...
Marcia Diamond ...
Mrs. Gilhuly, Rooming House Matron
Jeffrey Cohen ...
Susan Marcus ...
Assistant Editor
Lamar Criss ...
1st Proctor
Michael A. Hoey ...
2nd Proctor


The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and other unsavory college activities. Hermie grows apart from his childhood friend Oscy and begins a relationship with Julie that allows him to settle down into maturity. Written by alfiehitchie

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10 April 1973 (USA)  »

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Tre kompisar  »

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Did You Know?


The mezzanine of a BMT subway station in Brooklyn was restored to its 1944 appearance for filming. The subway train consisted of vintage 1927-28 articulating Triplex units which had already been retired from revenue service at the time of filming. See more »


Brooklyn's PCC streetcars did not have standee windows and they featured a different paint scheme than the one seen in the film. See more »


Waitress: To Benjie, who's just sat down: For you?
Benjie: Looking at Hermie's plate: I'll have what he's having. What're you having, Hermie?
Hermie: Heartburn.
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Follows Summer of '42 (1971) See more »


South American Way
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Carmen Miranda
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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A worthy sequel tothe Summer of '42
31 December 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This sequel to the "Summer of '42" carries on the themes set out in the original film and delves deeper into the minds of the characters. While fans of the first film may wish to see more of Jennifer O'Neill's character, unfortunately she does not appear in this film and there is no mention of her character at all. That aside, however, this film allows you to learn more about Hermie and Oscy and the paths their lives take. Deborah Winters role as Hermie's college love interest works well and the characters have chemistry on screen. If you liked the "Summer Of '42" you should enjoy the "Class Of '44". You just may be disappointed not to see any more of Hermie and Dorothy's relationship or the impact of the summer of '44.

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