Summer of '42 Poster

Release Date: February 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2002

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Teenage Herman Raucher (Gary Grimes), summering on Nantucket Island with his sex-obsessed pals Oscy (Jerry Houser) and Benji (Oliver Conant) during World War II, meets Dorothy (Jennifer O'Neill), a newlywed in her 20s whose husband is off at war. As his friends awkwardly attempt to woo girls their own age, Herman slowly befriends the older woman and finds himself becoming increasingly in love with her, until a sudden tragedy changes their lives forever.

Cast: Gary Grimes, Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant, Katherine Allentuck, Christopher Norris, Lou Frizzell, Walter Scott

Director: Robert Mulligan

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Love, Growing up, 1940s, Love triangle, Husband, Emotional, Death, Friend, Transformation


Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Film Editing