About

For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. Norman must find his way through his anger and fear of growing old, while Chelsea struggles to rebuild their relationship. Ethel's consistent support of...

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Directed by

Mark Rydell

Written by

Ernest Thompson (Screenplay)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

when life is at its finest...when love is at its fullest...

Cast

Keywords

daughter parent child relationship family relationships based on play or musical old age son lake family holiday family conflict

Photos

Lists

#22 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Henry Fonda

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Billy Williams