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The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer(1958)

Also Known As: Long Hot Summer, The |

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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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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
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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  • EXCELLENT MOVIE NEWMAN AND WOODWARD AT THEIR BEST

    SDPPET 2013-04-24

    I love, love, love this movie. The cast is outstanding and Newman and Woodward are outstanding in it. One of my all time favorite romantic films. Ben... MORE>

  • The Long Hot Summer

    Dashiell B. 2012-12-10

    A sexy drama that was the first film of the Newman's. Ritt directs his pupils the Newman's, Franciosa & Remick, along with the... MORE>

  • Bravo 'The Newman's'

    Adventure 2012-03-12

    Paul Newman and Mrs. Newman, aka the great Joanne Woodward are splendid in Martin Ritt's great film The Long Hot Summer with a stellar supporting cast... MORE>