After another little TV part in The F.B.I., Douglas was back in movies for Summertree. The Vietnam drama had similar themes to Hail, Hero!, and producer Kirk Douglas allegedly bought the rights to make the film as little Mikey had been fired from the stage version.
Douglas plays a down-on-his luck twenty-something, who tries various (unsuccessful) methods of dodging his draft.
Smug Doug? Not at all, as luckless Jerry faces bad times with his love affair, his 'little brother' and his musical education in a relentless run of poor fortune.