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A Summer Story (1988)

England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby farmhouse and stay ... See full summary »

Director:

Piers Haggard

Writers:

John Galsworthy (story "The Apple Tree"), Penelope Mortimer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Wilby ... Frank Ashton
Imogen Stubbs ... Megan David
Susannah York ... Mrs. Narracombe
Kenneth Colley ... Jim (as Ken Colley)
Jerome Flynn ... Joe Narracombe
Lee Billett Lee Billett ... Nick
Oliver Perry Oliver Perry ... Rick
Harry Burton Harry Burton ... Garton
Sophie Ward ... Stella Halliday
John Elmes John Elmes ... Phil Halliday
Camilla Power ... Sabina Halliday
Juliette Fleming Juliette Fleming ... Freda Halliday
Sukie Smith Sukie Smith ... Betsy
John Savident ... Bank Clerk
Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce ... Post Office Girl
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England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby farmhouse and stay there for a few days. Innocent beauty Megan David catches the attention of Ashton. He decides to stay longer, and he and Megan fall in love, much to the displeasure of Megan's aunt and her loutish son. Before Ashton leaves the farm, he vows to return and take Megan away with him. Written by nitorch

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For every man and every woman there is that one great love. A love that touches the heart fires the soul and lingers in the memory forever.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1988 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquel inolvidable verano See more »

Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK See more »

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Gross USA:

$462,813
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Imogen Stubbs and James Wilby share the same birthday See more »

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Version of Actor's Studio: The Apple Tree (1950) See more »

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Wow, This guy (me) loves this movie!!
4 March 2004 | by xyscalingSee all my reviews

Too many people are missing a great story and a great movie.

Since I discovered this movie during the Summer of 1996, I've watched it about once a year. I was completely drawn into the story and the characters. So beautiful and so sad. I could not believe the way things ended. I was so very, very sad.

I wish it was out on DVD, but I can still watch my old VHS copy and have heartaches just the same. I gave it a "10" as I am seldom "moved" by this type of story. Being an action, sci-fi, and thriller type of guy, I think it speaks highly of the film that I enjoy watching this story over and over.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


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