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

  1. Irving Ravetch


  2. Martin Ritt


  3. William Faulkner


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  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Ben Quick

  2. Joanne Woodward

    Joanne Woodward

    Clara Varner

  3. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Will Varner

  4. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Eula Varner

  5. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    Alan Stewart

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The Long, Hot Summer
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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 3, 1958


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

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