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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

L 04/03/1958 (US) DramaRomance 1h 55m

The red-hot lowdown on a southern family...that people talked about in whispers!


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 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.

  1. Martin Ritt


  2. William Faulkner


  3. Harriet Frank Jr.


  4. Irving Ravetch


Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Ben Quick

  2. Joanne Woodward

    Joanne Woodward

    Clara Varner

  3. Anthony Franciosa

    Anthony Franciosa

    Jody Varner

  4. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Will Varner

  5. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Eula Varner

  6. Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

    Minnie Littlejohn

  7. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    Alan Stewart

  8. Sarah Marshall

    Sarah Marshall

    Agnes Stewart

  9. Mabel Albertson

    Mabel Albertson

    Elizabeth Stewart

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The Long, Hot Summer
The Long, Hot Summer

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Original Language English

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