From the moment the film begins you will be drawn in, first by Hepburn and then more so by Brazzi and their onscreen chemistry. Some may disagree, but I definitely see chemistry.
Anyway, that leaves me with a hastily put together entry that wouldn't touch a candle to the summary I read before seeing this film. A summary that encouraged me to see Summertime.
I am an avid fan of Cinema OCD (if you haven't read her blog, do so!) and she put together a wonderful Summertime redux, and I mean wonderful! If you don't mind spoilers, go here and read it. If you do, watch Summertime tonight and then go and read it. I was going to attempt my own summary but I really can't sum it up the way "Nipper" does. Though she is graciously allowed me to borrow some of her pics from her entry, I think it's best you just check out her summary and not be subjected to the Justin Beiberish crush I have on Rossano Brazzi. Seriously, I'm thinking of your best interests here.
Oh, and for all you A Christmas Story fans--check out the young Darren McGavin!
Tonight on TCM!
Summertime (1955) A schoolteacher is surprised to find love on a Venetian vacation. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin Dir: David Lean