Little Benjy (remember him?) joins the Marines 'cos of their tradition, while Hermie and Oscy go to college in this follow-up to Robert Mulligan's Summer of '42. Looking back to a fat, happy America, from a European point of view very much secure at the end of the rainbow during World War II, it has Oscy thrown out of college for pimping off a 32-year-old whore he installs in his room, while Hermie has girl trouble, feels guilty about not fighting, and is faced with the death of a father he never really knew. A serious analysis of the period might have been interesting, but Class of '44 just opts for clichés and nostalgia in equal doses.
Cast and crew
Gary Grimes Jerry Houser Oliver Conant William Atherton Sam Bottoms Deborah Winters