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Class of '44 (1973)

PG | | Drama | 10 April 1973 (USA)
The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writer:

Herman Raucher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Grimes ... Hermie
Jerry Houser ... Oscy
Oliver Conant Oliver Conant ... Benjie
Deborah Winters ... Julie
William Atherton ... Fraternity President
Sam Bottoms ... Marty
Joe Ponazecki Joe Ponazecki ... Professor
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Principal
Marian Waldman ... Grade Advisor
Mary Long Mary Long ... Valedictorian
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Mrs. Gilhuly
Jeffrey Cohen Jeffrey Cohen ... Editor
Susan Marcus Susan Marcus ... Assistant Editor
Lamar Criss Lamar Criss ... 1st Proctor
Michael A. Hoey Michael A. Hoey ... 2nd Proctor
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Storyline

The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and other unsavory college activities. Hermie grows apart from his childhood friend Oscy and begins a relationship with Julie that allows him to settle down into maturity. Written by alfiehitchie

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They've come a long way since that summer of '42 See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tre kompisar See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,843,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A General Motors-Electro Motive Division carbody-style passenger locomotive was correctly lettered for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad for the train station scene at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

Brooklyn's PCC streetcars did not have standee windows and they featured a different paint scheme than the one seen in the film. See more »

Quotes

Paule: Hey, Hermie. When you going in?
Hermie: Never.
Paule: Well, what's the matter? Aren't you 1-A?
Hermie: I'm going to college. Educational deferment, first class.
Paule: Oh... well, that's very nice. I mean, that's okay.
Oscy: Cut it, Paule. If you weren't so stupid, you'd be going to college too.
Paule: Well, there's a war on. Remember?
Oscy: Yeah, I heard the rumor.
Paule: Well, if you enlist you can pick your own branch. I'm going into the Navy.
Oscy: As what? A torpedo?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Lou Grant: Vet (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye Blackbird
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Performed by The Smart Set
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Slow Moving and of No Significant Value
18 December 2013 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

I liked the prequel Summer of 42 a lot more. I did not find this sequel to leave me with any bright spots to remember this movie for any significant value. It almost looked as if they took some excess film from the Summer of 42 and tried to piece together this sequel by adding a few new characters and a new location.

I just found that I was waiting for something (anything) to occur but the movie went no where. Oh sure there was young love, a few fight scenes, boy turns in to man and goes off to serve in the military, but these scenes did not have any flow to them. As I said I thought maybe they just edited from some scenes that were cut from the original Summer of 42.

Look out for a young John Candy who has a single scene in which he has a few lines while climbing the stairwell in a home filled with students after high school graduation ceremonies about 15 minutes in to the movie.


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