Director: David Lean Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda


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Katharine Hepburn stars as Jane Hudson, an Ohio secretary on the verge of spinsterhood. Carefully saving her money, Jane takes an extended trip to Venice, half hoping to find the romance that has always eluded her. Luck of luck, she meets handsome Renato Di Rossi (Rossano Brazzi), who sweeps her off her feet. Jane's flight on Cloud Nine comes to a flaming crash when she learns that Renato is married and the father of a large family. Picking herself up and dusting herself off, Jane is determined to keep her romance alive, and hang the consequences. She ultimately does what's best for everyone, and heads back to Ohio, wistfully clutching to the memory of the happiest summer of life. Gorgeously color-photographed on location by Jack Hildyard, Summertime was an adaptation of (and vast improvement upon) Arthur Laurents' play The Time of the Cuckoo.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2000
UPC: 0037429070130
Original Release: 1955
Source: Homevision

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Jane Hudson
Rossano Brazzi Renato Di Rossi
Isa Miranda Signora Fiorini
Darren McGavin Eddie Yaeger
Mari Aldon Phyl Jaeger
Jane Rose Mrs. McIlhenny
Macdonald Parke Mr. McIlhenny
Gaitano Audiero Mauro
Andre Morell Englishman
Virginia Simeon Giovanna
Edward Andrews Actor
Jeremy Spencer Vito Di Rossi

Technical Credits
David Lean Director,Screenwriter
H.E. Bates Screenwriter
Alessandro Cicognini Score Composer
Cesare Gambarelli Makeup
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Hildyard Cinematographer
Vincent Korda Art Director
Ilya Lopert Producer
Peter Taylor Editor

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Summertime 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
After you watch Summertime you will have to make the trip to Venice for yourself. Hepburn and Brazzi are just'll wish you were Jane Hudson falling in love with Renaldo in the magical city of Venice. Everytime I watch it ( and I've seen it about 100 times) I hope they stay together forever in the City of Love....but she does the ''sensible'' thing and returns to her job and life in the states...but boy do you wish she would stay, it had a somewhat sad ending for me. Watch this movie just for the beautiful display of Venice!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful romantic love story. Hepburn and Brazzi give great performances, but the real star of the film is Venice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this movie since I was a kid. I remember seeing it on TV first. It alway made me think that I had a chance for love even though I was not so pretty as some (at least I thought so). She was so brave to take a trip to Venice all by herself, and then to meet someone so good looking! Makes me want to go to Venice all over again.