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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
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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Storyline

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 See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film is also noted for being the feature film debut of John Candy in a very brief uncredited appearance at the beginning as a high school graduate who interacts with Hermie and Oscy. 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

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Along The Santa Fe Trail
Music by Will Grosz
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Vocals by Ray Eberle
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Still waiting for a story
17 September 2018 | by sflynn3See all my reviews

Took 45 years for me to see this movie, and I wish I had waited longer. There is no main story, no flow, just lots of short scenes unconnected. Summer of 42 grabbed you and held your attention. Class of 44 wasted your time, I'm still waiting for something to finish the story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class of '44 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,843,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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