Jeremy (film)

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Theatrical poster
Directed by Arthur Barron
Produced by Elliott Kastner
George Pappas
Written by Arthur Barron
Starring Robby Benson
Glynnis O'Connor
Cinematography Paul Goldsmith
Edited by Zina Voynow
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
May 1973 (Cannes Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Jeremy is a 1973 film written and directed by Arthur Barron and starring Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor.[1] They play two high school students, who share a tentative monthlong romance.[2][3]

Benson was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film, in 1974.[4] It also won the prize for Best First Work in the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[5] The two stars dated each other in real life, and appeared together again in Ode To Billy Joe.[6]


The film begins with Jeremy (Benson) engaging in his normal activities, including playing basketball and playing cello with his teacher and in school. He meets and has a conversation with Susan (O'Connor), who has recently transferred to the Manhattan school from Detroit. as she rehearses ballet moves. Following this encounter, Jeremy pursues Susan, but finds himself unable to speak to her, and only observes her from a distance. However, after performing in a school recital, Susan speaks to Jeremy herself, and they agree to go on a date.

Although they are both shy, the date goes well. Their nervous courtship continues, and they express their love for each other. Returning home after spending the day with Jeremy, Susan is told by her father that they will be returning to Detroit almost immediately. Jeremy sees Susan off at the airport in the final scene.[7]



The soundtrack was released in 1973 on LP by United Artists Records (UA-LA145-G). The soundtrack was composed by Lee Holdridge, but also contained two original songs:[8]


  1. ^ "Jeremy (January 19/05)". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Jeremy". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Jeremy". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Jeremy". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Jeremy". Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Jeremy (1973)". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Jeremy (1973)". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
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