Summer and Smoke (film)

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Summer and Smoke
Film poster
Directed by Peter Glenville
Produced by Paul Nathan
Hal B. Wallis
Written by James Poe
Meade Roberts
Tennessee Williams (play)
Starring Laurence Harvey
Geraldine Page
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • November 16, 1961 (1961-11-16)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Summer and Smoke is a 1961 American drama film directed by Peter Glenville based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name.

The film starred Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page with Rita Moreno, Una Merkel, John McIntire, Thomas Gomez, Pamela Tiffin, Malcolm Atterbury, Lee Patrick and Earl Holliman. It was adapted by James Poe and Meade Roberts.The story follows a young reserved girl who meets a doctor who lives on the wild side. They become friends, but the beliefs they hold create difficulties for the relationship.



The film was nominated for four Academy Awards:[1]


  1. ^ "NY Times: Summer and Smoke". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 

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