Summer and Smoke (film)

Summer and Smoke is a 1961 American drama film directed by Peter Glenville, and starring Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page, with Rita Moreno, Una Merkel, John McIntire, Thomas Gomez, Pamela Tiffin, Malcolm Atterbury, Lee Patrick, and Earl Holliman. Based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name, 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 their respective beliefs create difficulties for the relationship.

Summer and Smoke
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Directed byPeter Glenville
Produced byPaul Nathan
Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay byJames Poe
Meade Roberts
Based onSummer and Smoke
by Tennessee Williams
StarringLaurence Harvey
Geraldine Page
Music byElmer Bernstein
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byWarren Low
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 16, 1961 (1961-11-16)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States



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

The film is recognized by the American Film Institute in these lists:


  1. ^ "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved August 6, 2016.

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