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Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke is a play by Tennessee Williams which tells the story of a lonely, unmarried minister's daughter who is courted by a former love, a wild, undisciplined doctor.

The play was made into a 1961 film starrig Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel, John McIntire, Thomas Gomez, Pamela Tiffin, Malcolm Atterbury, Lee Patrick and Earl Holliman.

The movie was adapted by James Poe and Meade Roberts and directed by Peter Glenville.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Geraldine Page), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Una Merkel), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.

A television version was produced in 1972. It starred Lee Remick, David Hedison and Barry Morse. Another production, called Eccentricites of a Nightingale, appeared on television in 1976. This version starred Blythe Danner and Frank Langella.