Rent Summer of '42 on DVD

Summer of '42

1971 Rated PG 1hr 44m

This quiet coming-of-age movie features a pitch-perfect mood of nostalgia and a haunting score. Teenaged Hermie (Gary Grimes) and his friends Oscy and Benjie are spending the summer of 1942 on an island with their parents. While Oscy's main concern is when and how to lose his virginity, Hermie falls earnestly in love with the older Dorothy (Jennifer O'Neill), a married woman whose Army-pilot husband is heading to the battlefront.

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Movie Details

1972 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
1972 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


Chinese Simplified, English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Thai

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; director's film highlights.