Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (Columbia 1973)

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams is a fine, quiet drama about a middle-aged woman (Joanne Woodward) who begins to dwell on childhood memories after the death of her mother (Sylvia Sidney) as she slowly works herself into a deep depression.

Her husband (Martin Balsam) tries to find the meaning in his life when he also explores the pasthis terrifying experiences during WWII.

Sylvia Sidney, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, was making her first theatrical screen appearance in 17 years when she agreed to appear in Gilbert Cates’s film.

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress: Joanne Woodward; Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Sidney.

Cast: Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Dori Brenner, Win Forman,

Director: Gilbert Cates
Producer: Jack Brodsky
Director of Photography: Gerald Hirschfeld
Editor: Sidney Katz
Composer: Johnny Mandel
Screenwriter: Stewart Stern
Production Designer: Peter Dohanos
Costume Designer: Anna Hill Johnstone

USA / Columbia / 95 minutes / 1973

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