The Hunter family has long owned a mansion on Pine Island, a summer resort located off the Maine coast. Bart Hunter's now deceased father was able to open the mansion for free when Bart was younger, but current owner Bart, a drunkard and weak man, must now live there year round for financial survival with his wife Sylvia and their late teen-aged son Johnny, the family who are barely able to eke out a living with the mansion now as a year-round inn which is in an extreme state of disrepair. Bart and Sylvia are in a quietly unhappy marriage due largely to Bart's drinking. The Buffalo-based Jorgensons - husband Ken Jorgenson, his wife Helen Jorgenson and their late teen-aged daughter Molly Jorgenson - have rented rooms at the inn for the summer, while Ken looks for a summer house on the island. Ken lived on the island twenty years ago, he actually a working class lifeguard for Bart's father at that time. Ken is now a self-made millionaire as a research scientist, who had never been back ...
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According to his 1963 memoir "Wanderer", Sterling Hayden
reluctantly accepted a co-starring role in the picture for $40,000 (approximately $314,000 in 2012 dollars). This took place after his ex-wife, Betty Ann de Noon, prevented him from sailing to Scandinavia in his sloop, "The Wanderer", with their four children. Hayden took the part to pay his legal bills from his three divorces from De Noon, and their prolonged child custody battle. A seasoned sailor, he had planned to film a documentary about the sea voyage as a means to leave Hollywood behind. He never made the picture, and appeared in only one TV show before making Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(1964) four years later, following through on his plan to ditch Hollywood. See more
When Molly is getting ready to go Christmas shopping with her mother, her mother begins to zip up the back of her dress. Molly breaks away and runs to bed to get letters, argues with her mother, still with her dress unzipped. When she runs to fireplace to burn the letters, her dress is zipped. See more
Will you leave me alone with your child, please? You're being of less than no help.
Referenced in Rose Red
Composed by Franz Liszt See more