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The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories (Season 9, Episode 16)
TV Episode | 90 min | Music

Three Irwin Shaw short stories are dramatized. In "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" a young married couple stop for a drink on a Sunday morning in Manhattan, and the conversation turns to the husband's fidelity. "The Monument" centers on...See moreThree Irwin Shaw short stories are dramatized. In "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" a young married couple stop for a drink on a Sunday morning in Manhattan, and the conversation turns to the husband's fidelity. "The Monument" centers on the conflict between a popular bartender with a following in an upscale Irish bar in 1938 Manhattan and its owner, who is determined to introduce a more economical whiskey in the establishment over the barkeep's objections. In "The Man Who Married a French Wife" the influential American husband of a French woman is asked by her former lover, a former resistance fighter, to help him escape the country. Written by duke1029@aol.com See less
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Directors
John Glenmeister (story "The Man Who Married a French Wife") | Nick Havinga (stories "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" and "The Monument")
Writers
Kenneth Cavander | Irwin Shaw (stories The Girls In Their Summer Dresses, The Monument and The Man Who Married a French Wife)
Producers
Lindsay Law (stories "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" and "The Monument") | Alan Shallcross (story "The Man Who Married a French Wife")
Status
Edit Released
Updated Jun 1, 1981

Release date
Jun 1, 1981 (United States)

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Jeff Bridges
Michael Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses') Michael Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses')   See fewer
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Carol Kane
Frances Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses') Frances Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses')   See fewer
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Charles Durning
McMahon (story 'The Monument') McMahon (story 'The Monument')   See fewer
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Brian Dennehy
Grimmet (story 'The Monument') Grimmet (story 'The Monument')   See fewer
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Claudine Auger
Ginette Beauchurch (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife') Ginette Beauchurch (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife')   See fewer
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Bob Sherman
Tom Beauchurch (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife') Tom Beauchurch (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife')   See fewer
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Pierre Santini
Claude Morin (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife') Claude Morin (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife')   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 27 votes