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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1959)

aka Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

"That was her great longing..."

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Details: 93 mins · English


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"That was her great longing..."


Queensland sugarcane cutters Roo and Barney spend the off season in Sydney each year, seeing their girlfriends. For sixteen years Roo has spent the summer with barmaid Olive, bringing her a kewpie doll, while Barney romances Nancy. In the seventeenth year, Barney arrives to find that Nancy has married; however Olive has arranged a replacement, manicurist Pearl. Roo has had a bad season, losing his place as head of the cane cutting team to a younger man, Dowd.

Barney tries to smooth things over between Roo and Dowd, who falls for Bubba, a girl who has grown up with the cane cutters. Barney leaves to work with Dowd until Roo proposes to Olive, who declines. With this Roo and Barney leave together to find somewhere new to go.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1960-04-15 : Finland

Theatrical : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 1960-05-13 : Denmark

Theatrical : 1960-05-30 : Sweden

Theatrical : 1961-12-16 : United States of America