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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)

After finding out that the hippie lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the media makes it look, Dennie comes home to find disapproval and judgment at every turn, and her sister Susie wanting to follow in her footsteps.

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Joseph Sargent

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Bruce Feldman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sally Field ... Denise 'Dennie' Miller
Eleanor Parker ... Claire Miller
Lane Bradbury Lane Bradbury ... Susie Miller
David Carradine ... Flack
Jackie Cooper ... Ed Miller
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Storyline

Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young sister who is following in her footsteps, wanting the idealistic hippie life but making some rash decisions in the process. Written by Molly Malloy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1971 (USA) See more »

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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring See more »

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Metromedia Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lane Bradbury, who plays Sally Field's younger sister, is actually eight years older than Sally. A testament to the versatility of both actresses. See more »

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[first lines]
Claire Miller: [in a split-second flashback] Denise!
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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
Written by Roger Atkins and Helen Miller
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
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30 June 2006 | by pdmh48See all my reviews

I was a senior in high school when I saw this and I loved it. I wrote a term paper comparing/contrasting this to "Pilgrim's Progress" (which we had just studied in my English class) and got an "A" from my "hippie" teacher then. I longed to join the "hippie trail" then but didn't because I felt responsible for my younger siblings stuck in an abusive situation with my alcoholic dad. We only had each other. I used to read bus schedules with the dream of leaving.

Everyone is great in this movie. Sally Fields shows growth as an actress from her "Gidget" and "Flying Nun" days. Plus, it really portrays the frustration her parents feel and the difficulties the whole family had in relating to each other.


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