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Spring Night, Summer Night (1967)

Jessica, the eldest daughter of a coal miner-turned-farmer, has a fling with her half-brother Carl, which complicates things more when she becomes pregnant.

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Joseph L. Anderson (as J.L. Anderson)

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Joseph L. Anderson (as J.L. Anderson), Franklin Miller | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larue Hall Larue Hall ... Jessica
Ted Heimerdinger Ted Heimerdinger ... Carl (as Ted Heim)
Marjorie Johnson Marjorie Johnson ... Mother (as Marj Johnson)
John Crawford ... Father
Betty Ann Parady Betty Ann Parady ... Donna
Tracy Smith Tracy Smith ... Jessica's Sister
David Ayres David Ayres ... Gas Station Owner
Mary Cass Mary Cass ... Rose
Ron Parady Ron Parady ... Tom (as Ronald B. Parady)
Bob Jones Bob Jones ... Jacob
Jon Webb Jon Webb ... Frank
Miles Gibbons Miles Gibbons ... George
Art Stifel Art Stifel ... Howard
Isabel Stott Isabel Stott ... Grandma
Michael Marcum Michael Marcum ... Mike
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Jessica, the eldest daughter of a coal miner-turned-farmer, has a fling with her half-brother Carl, which complicates things more when she becomes pregnant.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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Jessica See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »

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Triskele See more »
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Mono
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The film was shot for $29,000. That money covered the cost of 35mm film stock, processing and food, which was easily raised by taking advantage of '60s-era tax laws that made losing money on investing in film a profitable endeavor for wealthy funders. [IndieWire] See more »

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Something of a lost classic
28 September 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Joseph L. Anderson's "Spring Night, Summer Night" is another sixties exploitation movie to be rediscovered and restored by Nicolas Winding Refn but this one really is something of a lost classic. Anderson filmed it almost entirely with non-professionals and shot it on location in Canaan, Ohio. It's a study of a close-knit Redneck family and of what happens when the oldest son gets his half-sister pregnant and it reeks of authenticity, helped considerably by the stunning black and white cinematgraphy of Brian Blauser, David Prince and Art Stifel.

There isn't a great deal in the way of plot and the performances have a ropey, if real-life, feel to them but it's clearly the work of someone who knew his movies and whose influences were as much European as American but who went on to make only one other film before disappearing. Unmissable if you can track it down.


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