Class of '44 (1973)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Period Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Paul Bogart directed this ho-hum follow-up to Robert Mulligan's Summer of '42 in which the three adolescents begin their college years during the waning years of World War II. Hermie (Gary Grimes), Oscy (Jerry Houser), and Benjie (Oliver Conant) graduate from high school and head off in different directions. Benjie takes off to join the Marines and disappears from the story line, while Hermie and Oscy fret about entering college. Hermie falls for beautiful college freshman Julie (Deborah Winters), and the boys have to deal with a fractious fraternity president (William Atherton) who is the supervisor of the fraternity hazings.

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war, coming-of-age, death, father, grief, love, man, romance, school