• Director: David Lean
  • Writer: Arthur Laurents,H.E. Bates,David Lean
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, United States
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Release date: November 7, 1955
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Also known as: David Lean's Production of Summertime
  • "Summertime" is a romantic film directed by David Lean and starring Katharine Houghton Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi.
    The film tells the story of Jane, an American who travels abroad for the first time on vacation. 


    • Release date November 7, 1955
    • Filming locations Campo San Barnaba, Venice, Veneto, Italy
    • Production companies Lopert Pictures Corporation, London Film Productions

    Movie reviews

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    • By Pietro 2022-09-22 10:11:08

      That storm

      If you can't write a short review, just hum a few words.
      This film is a guide for older women's sexual encounters, a model for married men in southern Europe to pick up girls. I don't know how many leftover men and women have been inspired over the years.
      This is my favorite British director David Lean's mid-term work, and it's another taste compared to "Meet Too Late". Katharine Hepburn's performance is remarkable.
      I really like what Ray said in this...

    • By Alvis 2022-08-20 14:30:38

      david lean's most perfect movies

      "Miss, there are no taxis, only gondolas and buses. Gondolas cost 1,000 lire, and buses are 20." "Then the bus." A steamship is coming, and this is the bus.
              This is Venice.
              From deserts ("Lawrence of Arabia"), tropical forests ("The Bridge on the River Kwai"), to Venice in "Sunny Days", David Lean must be a travel freak. And "Sunny Day" is not superficial to stay on the charming scenery, it seems to dig out the soul of the Italians.
              When the female lead...

    • By Weston 2022-07-04 23:16:34

      her sunny day

      In the golden age of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, Katherine Hepburn was not so prominent among Garbo, Monroe, Bergman and other stunners of various styles. As an actress, she was not yet stunningly beautiful People are not sexy enough. They are tall and have a prominent skeleton. Their temperament is far from gentle and pleasant, and tends to be firm and strong.

      In Katherine Hepburn's early films, she mostly played some masculine women, valiant, with freckles on her face like...

    • By Adalberto 2022-07-04 22:39:59

      50's leftover women

      This movie can be ranked as my second favorite Hollywood movie after A Streetcar Named Desire. Looking at the name, it seems that it is a bit of a fake travel adventure story like "Roman Holiday" and "Under the Tonisca Sun", but it is actually not the case.
      Katharine Hepburn, with high cheekbones, freckles, and a hard accent, couldn't hold back on the train and took the camera to film Venice with gusto, because she had planned it for a long time (she was a secretary, maybe saved a lot...

    • By Esmeralda 2022-07-04 22:05:31

      you expect an affair

      ...Since it is expected, let it happen. She saved enough money and came to her dream place - Venice alone. Katharine Hepburn interprets this conservative American old maid quite sullenly. Under the bright Italian sun, this suffocating energy is particularly turbulent and white, and all kinds of evasion and restraint seem to be just wanting and refusing. Italian men habitually like to stare at women, and their eyesight will naturally increase when they see more. From the very beginning of the...

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    • By Eve 2022-09-29 21:32:39

      Scenery in the front, love in the...

    • By Myrtis 2022-09-19 18:34:24

      "You disappeared before my eyes like a flash in the pan" is another love letter from David Lean to Venice that came to an abrupt...

    • By Clare 2022-09-07 19:41:29

      22; The script is top-notch, and Katharine Hepburn makes the performance of the older young women...

    • By Keith 2022-09-06 01:54:22

      Traveling alone, the feeling of loneliness in a crowded place, was filmed in 1955, and I have a lot of love in my heart. The theme remains: American Puritan spirit vs Mediterranean Latin spirit, spirit vs flesh, beefcake vs...

    • By Karley 2022-07-04 22:38:30

      An unreachable gardenia T_T At least at that moment it was so white and so beautiful. PS Venice is so beautiful, save money and go! I can't be cheated of money, cheating feelings, YES, I...

    Movie plot

    Jane, an American, traveled abroad for the first time on vacation. She came to Venice in The Republic of Italy and lived in a small hotel. She felt lonely when she was alone. She was sitting alone on the terrace in San Marco Square, holding a camera and trying to take some pictures, but she could see all the couples who were affectionate and me, and her heart was quite unpleasant. At this time, she found that a man Reynardo was...
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    Movie quotes

    • Jane Hudson: Nobody's older than me!

    • Mauro: So long, Cookie!

    • Signora Fiorini: When in Italy, you should meet Italians!