While I was writing my last post, I was thinking about World War II books I've read and movies I've seen and this one came to mind. It was released in 1971. It is a small film that only had one real star, Jennifer O'Neill, the rest were young men I didn't know, but did go on to do other work.
As the title says, it takes place, for three male teenage friends, that are thinking and talking about the things teenage boys hold dear, over a summer vacation on Nantucket Island. The war in Europe is ever present. Throw into that mix a beautiful young woman, Jennifer O'Neill, that is married to a soldier off in that war. She waits for his letters and misses him beyond words.
The theme song, "A Summer Knows" is hauntingly beautiful. This film raises a multitude of emotions. You will laugh and you will cry but you won't forget "The Summer of 42".
You may be able to get it from Netflix but it looks like Youtube has all of it, broken into pieces, which may not be the best way to watch it but that is available.
Does anyone remember this one?