|Sandra Dee in Gidget|
Gidget (1959) - A kid finds a new beach hangout for the summer. It's Sandra Dee! She learns to surf and meets some cute guys in this classic coming-of-age story beach romp. Watch a Gidget clip here.
Life With Father (1947) - William Powell plays the bombastic father to four boys whose summer vacation at home is filled with surprises. Watch the preview here.
|Life With Father|
The Seven Year Itch (1955) - That iconic summer film about a guy who might lose his inhibitions when his wife and son go away for the summer. There's a blonde wearing a famous, lightweight halter top dress in this film. Now, what is her name...
|Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in The Seven Year Itch|
The Long, Hot Summer (1958) - Hired hand Paul Newman sets his heart on capturing his boss' daughter in this film adaptation of William Faulkner's dramatic short stories of Southern life. Love that theme song - dreamy and soothing. The trailer is here.
Rear Window (1954) - Films exclusively set in summer usually contain wide, expansive shots of the great outdoors. In this Hitchcock murder mystery, however, the claustrophobic indoor setting will have you sweating along the hero. Trailer here.
|On An Island With You|
See trailer here.
Summer Stock (1950) - When the heat rises, New York performer Gene Kelly puts on a show in Judy Garland's barn. Of course the barn is as big and as glamorous as a sound stage so that you can have performances like this one [click here].
|Two Weeks With Love|
Now go outside and get some fresh air!
What are your favorite, classic summer-themed films?