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The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer(1958)

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Brief Synopsis

Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.

Cast & Crew

Martin Ritt Director
Paul Newman Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward Clara Varner
Tony Franciosa Jody Varner
Orson Welles Will Varner
Lee Remick Eula Varner
Angela Lansbury Minnie Littlejohn
Richard Anderson Alan Stewart
Sarah Marshall Agnes Stewart
Mabel Albertson Mrs Stewart
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Release Date:  1958 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints), Mono (35 mm optical prints) Production Co:  20th Century Fox .....Studio, CBS Video .....Domestic Video Distributor, 20th Century Fox .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Various
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States(US)
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  • long hot summer

    kevin sellers 2015-11-08

    Not as bad as "Sound And The Fury," but still a pretty brazen bowdlerization of Faulkner (in this case, the novel "The Hamlet") with a... MORE>

  • Long but Not So Hot.

    Alexei 2015-10-16

    This seems to be one of those polarizing movies people either hate or really enjoy.It is very Hollywood, slick, and full of Southern caricatures. Most of... MORE>

  • Dont Adjust Your TV

    J. D.Jitters 2015-07-26

    One of the problems with this film is Orson Wells make up. It seems that the make up artist came up with a new type of make up, that was said to look great... MORE>