Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Jack Hofsiss
Stars: Henry Fonda, George Grizzard, Timothy Hutton
Gideon's Trumpet (TV Movie 1980)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

Director: Robert L. Collins
Stars: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools?), THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves.

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lois Smith, William Swetland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda
The Deputy (1959–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.

Director: John Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan, Austin Pendleton
Clarence Darrow (TV Movie 1974)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Director: John Rich
Stars: Henry Fonda, John Houseman
Ash Wednesday (1973)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark,... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger
City on Fire (1979)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters
Meteor (1979)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The USA must join forces with the USSR in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
Soldier's Home (TV Short 1977)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Harold Krebs went off to fight in World War I, "the war to end all wars." But when he comes home, Harold finds that he doesn't fit in any more. He needs peace and quiet to figure out what ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Richard Backus, Lane Binkley, Lisa Essary
Love, Sidney (1981–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

Stars: Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joshua
...
Margaret
...
Josh
...
Maggie
Thomas Ruisinger ...
Mr. Burnside
Jo Henderson ...
Mrs. Burnside
...
Emily
Marcus Smythe ...
Ranger
Christopher Childs ...
Justice of the Peace
P.J. Hussey ...
Malcolm Burnside
Michael Simons ...
Toby
Elisa Erali ...
Lucy
Mara Clark ...
Fisherwoman
Hamilton Benz ...
Fisherman
Marten Anderson ...
The Lover
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 December 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Solsticio de verano  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry Fonda's last role - he filmed this after On Golden Pond (1981). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fonda and Loy at Cape Cod
10 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy star in this made for TV short film, whose history of how it came about you can read on other reviews. I did read them, which I usually don't. I don't have much to add, except for a few things. Fonda and Loy play a married couple who make a day trip to the beach on Cape Cod and look back on their life together.

I went into this not knowing what to expect, but I had hoped on 50 minutes of Fonda and Loy, like in a one-act play. But instead I get Stephen Collins and Lindsay Crouse as them in flashbacks. I might appreciate it more the second time around now that I know what to expect, but the presence of such great actors as Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy in their last years of their lives seems to command the respect and attention of the viewer even from the beginning, Miss Loy being ever the graceful lady and Fonda seeming to have been through it all. (He died soon after this, but not before winning an Oscar for his last theatrical movie, On Golden Pond, accepted on his behalf by his daughter Jane Fonda.)

If you get the chance to see Summer Solstice, it's a chance to see true legends working together for the first time. It's an experience you're not likely to forget.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD??? ginny1265
Will TCM air this movie? greenbananas
Fox Movie Classics Now Showing jeremylr
Any idea where to buy? ouisquared
Discuss Summer Solstice (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?