Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams | 1973

Drama
Rita and Harry are well-to-do New Yorkers with two grown children and every reason to be content. But Rita despairs over the triviality of her life. When her mother collapses and dies in her arms, Rita begins to dwell ...more
Director: Gilbert Cates
Writers: Stewart Stern
Awards: 2 Oscar nominations. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Rita

Actor

... Harry

Actor

... Rita's Mother

Actor

... Anna

Actor

... Fred

Actor

... Betty

Actor

... Joel

Actor

... Waitress

Actor

... Woman in Theatre

Actor

... Grandmother

Actor

... Grandfather

Actor

... Man in Theatre

Actor

Company

Cinemobile Systems

Production Company

F. Hillsberg, Inc.

Production Company

Film Opticals

Production Company

Gilbert Cates Productions

Production Company

Rastar Productions

Production Company

Talent Services Associates

Production Company

Synopsis

Rita and Harry are well-to-do New Yorkers with two grown children and every reason to be content. But Rita despairs over the triviality of her life. When her mother collapses and dies in her arms, Rita begins to dwell on childhood memories. Harry tries to comfort his wife by sending her on a European trip, but her visit is filled with turmoil when their homosexual son refuses to see her, and she becomes haunted by visions of her dead relatives. After a trip to the battlefield where Harry fought during the war, Rita is convinced that she must cease living in the past, and begins to renew her love for Harry, ultimately declaring peace with her family and herself.

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