Classic Movies Boomers Love

The Graduate

Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)

Director: Mike Nichols

Writers: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels, Elizabeth Wilson

The Graduate stars Dustin Hoffman as an aimless, 21-year-old graduate who is seduced by the married Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft) while dating her daughter (Ross). It’s based on Charles Webb’s 1963 novel of the same name. One of the most memorable soundtracks of any era, it’s defined most by the Simon & Garfunkel classic “Mrs. Robinson.”

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