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Class of '44 (1973)

PG | | Drama | 10 April 1973 (USA)
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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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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They've come a long way since that summer of '42




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10 April 1973 (USA)  »

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The film was spoofed in the December 1973 issue of Mad magazine as "The Clods Of '44." 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 »


Fraternity President: You can't use your hands to pick up the olive. Or your toes, or your ears, or your nose, or your mouth.
Oscy: What's left?
Fraternity President: Your ass.
Oscy: You're kidding!
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Referenced in Lou Grant: Vet (1979) See more »


Mairzy Doats
Music and Lyrics by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Performed by The Merry Macs
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Good Sequel! But a slight let down in some ways

This is a good sequel to the first hit "Summer of '42". Going past junior year would be a total drag. Even without Jennifer O'Neill, this movie is alright. Going to fight for the U.S. is a patriotic thing back in the forties. Even though Dorothy's husband was the casualty, Oscy the silly friend of Hermie takes action to join the cause. Benji was the jealous type. He wanted to join the Marines just like Oscy. Unlike Oscy, Benji paid the price for scheming his way to the Marines. He got stuck in a desk job. So Benji tell Hermie that you better off in college. Hermie gets a new girl closer to his age. Julie, who goes to the same college as Hermie. Hermie's new dilemma that he lost his father, and he's just don't know what to do anymore. Well he's got Julie and he needs to move on with his life, for years to come. This movie was more based on the guys two years later, and I bet Dorothy would be glad to see that Hermie is happy. However, this movie was not quite like the first one, and it was a little on the somber side. Still a collectible though for the series. At least it was worth a try. I like the first movie much better! Rating 3 out of 5 stars.

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