Other Titles • On Golden Pond • Am goldenen See (1982)
Trivia from On Golden Pond (1981)
ON GOLDEN POND was shot on Squam Lake in New Hampshire, where the residents opposed the shooting originally. Director Mark Rydell brought Katharine Hepburn to a town meeting, however, and she won the town over.
Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda had, almost incredibly, never met before working on the film.
Henry Fonda made his final film appearance in ON GOLDEN POND. It's the only film in which he performed with one of his children.
The old hat Henry Fonda wears in the film was given to him by Hepburn--it belonged to her great love, Spencer Tracy, and, before Tracy, to Western director John Ford, who gave Fonda his start.
Jane Fonda bought the rights to the play with the idea that her father should play the lead.
The film won 3 Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Actor for Fonda, and Best Screenplay for Thompson.
ON GOLDEN POND is dedicated to its editor Robert L. Wolfe, who died shortly after post-production.
"Special thanks" is given in the credits to Roger Spottiswoode.
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