Vintage Trailer of the Day: The Graduate (1967)

Hello, darkness, my old friend.

Times can be difficult when you’re in love with a girl but having sex with her mother. Dustin Hoffman makes the hard times look easy, though. Little needs to be said by way of praise for this classic, but in a way, it’s been reduced to its iconic leg-filled image of Hoffman’s character Ben’s face staring dumbfounded and its most memorable line.

Oddly enough, the leg from the famous poster isn’t star Anne Bancroft‘s. It’s not Mrs. Robinson. It’s television star Linda Gray (who would actually play Mrs. Robinson later on in the stage production in London.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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