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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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Julie
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Fraternity President
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Marty
Joe Ponazecki ...
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Marian Waldman ...
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Mary Long ...
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Marcia Diamond ...
Mrs. Gilhuly, Rooming House Matron
Jeffrey Cohen ...
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Susan Marcus ...
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Michael A. Hoey ...
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Paule: Hey, Hermie. When you going in?
Hermie: Never.
Paule: Well, what's the matter? Aren't you 1-A?
Hermie: I'm going to college. Educational deferment, first class.
Paule: Oh... well, that's very nice. I mean, that's okay.
Oscy: Cut it, Paule. If you weren't so stupid, you'd be going to college too.
Paule: Well, there's a war on. Remember?
Oscy: Yeah, I heard the rumor.
Paule: Well, if you enlist you can pick your own branch. I'm going into the Navy.
Oscy: As what? A torpedo?
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Follows Summer of '42 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues In The Night
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Slow Moving and of No Significant Value
18 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I liked the prequel Summer of 42 a lot more. I did not find this sequel to leave me with any bright spots to remember this movie for any significant value. It almost looked as if they took some excess film from the Summer of 42 and tried to piece together this sequel by adding a few new characters and a new location.

I just found that I was waiting for something (anything) to occur but the movie went no where. Oh sure there was young love, a few fight scenes, boy turns in to man and goes off to serve in the military, but these scenes did not have any flow to them. As I said I thought maybe they just edited from some scenes that were cut from the original Summer of 42.

Look out for a young John Candy who has a single scene in which he has a few lines while climbing the stairwell in a home filled with students after high school graduation ceremonies about 15 minutes in to the movie.


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