Movie House Memories

The Graduate (1967)

Episode #117

Embassy Pictures released The Graduate on December 22, 1967. Mike Nichols directed the film starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross.

‘The Graduate’ Movie Summary

Benjamin Braddock returning home to California after graduating college. While his parents are quite proud of the young man, Ben’s not quite sure what to do with the rest of his life. Soon though, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s partner, becomes smitten with him and tries to seduce Ben. It works, and they begin to meet regularly in hotel rooms. However, Mrs. Robinson has a beautiful young daughter named Elaine, and she warns Ben to stay away. Ben’s father though goads him into taking her out on a date anyhow. Ben quickly becomes smitten with Elaine, but when she learns he’s been having an affair with her own mother, she wants nothing to do with him.

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Embassy Pictures released The Graduate on December 22, 1967. Mike Nichols directed the film starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross.

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    1. I think the film is okay, but it would not be in my top 100. Do you put it in yours?

      1. Probably. It does seem like a film that has lost its luster over the years. Ebert raved about it when it came out, but only gave it 3 stars when he rereviewed it in the 90s.

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