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The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer(1958)


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  • It took five days to film the barn-burning scene because the sky, winds, or amount of sunlight were not acceptable to the director.
  • The director, 'Martin Ritt' , was forever known after this movie as the man who tamed Orson Welles. During filming Ritt drove Wells into the middle of a swamp, kicked him out of the car and forced him to find his own way back.
  • Orson Welles always wore a fake nose when he worked, so when he would sweat on this film, his fake nose would slip. Make-up people had to keep applying material to keep the fake nose from falling.

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