A Separate Peace (1972)


Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to the fullest. The two boys attend the Devon School, which prepares them for military life that they will most likely be subjected to. The film begins with a narration by an older Gene, traveling back to Devon some years later. The thing he wishes most to see is the tree, which had a great effect on the boys’ lives.

Director: Larry Peerce.
Stars: John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, William Roerick, Peter Brush, Victor Bevine, Scott Bradbury, John E.A. Mackenzie, Mark Trefethen, Frank Wilich Jr., Frank Wilich Jr., Edward Echols, Don Schultz, Paul Sadler.


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  1. Jude Barnes
    May 31, 2023

    Thank you so much for making this available. A wonderful book, a wonderful film. Very tough to find.

  2. RG
    February 18, 2024

    Better now than it was then

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