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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 »

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writer:

Herman Raucher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Grimes ... Hermie
Jerry Houser ... Oscy
Oliver Conant Oliver Conant ... Benjie
Deborah Winters ... Julie
William Atherton ... Fraternity President
Sam Bottoms ... Marty
Joe Ponazecki Joe Ponazecki ... Professor
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Principal
Marian Waldman ... Grade Advisor
Mary Long Mary Long ... Valedictorian
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Mrs. Gilhuly, Rooming House Matron
Jeffrey Cohen Jeffrey Cohen ... Editor
Susan Marcus Susan Marcus ... Assistant Editor
Lamar Criss Lamar Criss ... 1st Proctor
Michael A. Hoey Michael A. Hoey ... 2nd Proctor
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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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tre kompisar See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,843,000
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the scene at the beach, roughly 15 minutes into the film, the boys are listening to a baseball game on the radio. The game is between the Brooklyn Dodgers (now L.A) and the New York Giants (now San Francisco). The announcer indicates that the score in Giants 5 and Dodgers 1 with Ace Adams pitching in the bottom of the 9th inning. The play-by-play goes on with the game ending with Giants 5 over the Dodgers with 4. When checking baseball statistics with all games between the two teams from 1941 to 1946 with Ace Adams pitching, there's no game that ends with this score. It's very likely that recordings of baseball games were not archived during this period, except for very important games and World Series games. The recording is very likely a recreation using names of players who were on these teams in 1944, but not an actual broadcast. 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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Connections

Referenced in Lou Grant: Vet (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Mairzy Doats
Music and Lyrics by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Performed by The Merry Macs
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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A worthy sequel tothe Summer of '42
31 December 2000 | by DenaliBearSee 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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