Release Date: 1968
John Cheever (story)
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Locations of L.I. Shoots:
Both Old Westbury and Old Westbury Gardens are frequentily cited as filming locations.
Lancaster later said in an interview in Take 22 that while The Swimmer was one of his favorite roles, “the whole film was a disaster, Columbia was down on it. I personally paid $10,000 out of my own pocket for the last day of shooting. I was furious with Sam Spiegel because he was over at Cannes playing gin with Anatole Litvak while he was doing The Night of the Generals. Sam had promised me, personally promised me to be there every single weekend to go over the film, because we had certain basic problems – the casting and so forth. He never showed up one time. I could have killed him, I was so angry with him. And finally Columbia pulled the plug on us. But we needed another day of shooting – so I paid for it.” ~ Jeff Stafford | TCM