The Hunter family has long owned a mansion on Pine Island, a summer resort located off the Maine coast. Bart Hunter's now deceased father was able to open the mansion for free when Bart was younger, but current owner Bart, a drunkard and weak man, must now live there year round for financial survival with his wife Sylvia and their late teen-aged son Johnny, the family who are barely able to eke out a living with the mansion now as a year-round inn which is in an extreme state of disrepair. Bart and Sylvia are in a quietly unhappy marriage due largely to Bart's drinking. The Buffalo-based Jorgensons - husband Ken Jorgenson, his wife Helen Jorgenson and their late teen-aged daughter Molly Jorgenson - have rented rooms at the inn for the summer, while Ken looks for a summer house on the island. Ken lived on the island twenty years ago, he actually a working class lifeguard for Bart's father at that time. Ken is now a self-made millionaire as a research scientist, who had never been back ...
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The telephone operator asks for an additional two dollars for a three minute continuation of the long distance call between Johnny and Molly. This equates to about $34.50 in 2017, which accurately depicts the cost of long distance telephone calls at the time. They were expensive and rare for the average citizen. See more
When Johnny and Molly meet outside church during Christmas break, except for patches of (fake) snow, all foliage and grass is green. See more
You have to play a man like a fish.
Referenced in Matinee
Composed by Franz Liszt See more