Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Hollywood veterans Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy co-starred for the first and only time in the 60-minute TV drama Summer Solstice. Fonda and Loy portray Joshua and Margaret Turner, who during their fiftieth year of marriage pay a visit to the Cape Cod beach where they first fell in love. In flashback, we see how Joshua, an aspiring artist, began surreptitiously sketching Margaret as she reclined nude in an isolated section of the beach. We then follow their relationship through all its triumphs, tragedies and occasional infidelities. Stephen Collins and Lindsay Crouse play the younger Joshua and Margaret in the flashback sequences. Written by Bill Phillips and directed by the famed film editor Ralph Rosenblum, Summer Solstice was produced by Boston's WCVB-TV; its ABC network premiere occurred on December 30, 1981.
aging, artist, love, flashback, beach