Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 9, 1959

A Summer Place (Warner), based on the 1958 bestseller by Sloan Wilson, tells a story about two families who spend a summer together on an island off the coast of Maine. The first family is Back Bay Boston, gone to shirtsleeves; the second family is Upstate New York, rolling in revenue. The second family pays room and board to the first family, which is too poor to refuse the money but too proud to enjoy taking it.

Anyway, the air, as somebody remarks, is frightfully aphrodisiacal, and pretty soon the place turns into "a perverted Garden of Eden." Wife No. 1 (Dorothy...

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