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The Long, Hot Summer

"Adapted from the Sensational Novel by William Faulkner"

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, ...

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Released: Apr 3rd, 1958
Budget: N/A
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The Long, Hot Summer Main Cast

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Paul Newman
Paul Newman
plays Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
plays Clara Varner
Anthony Franciosa (i)
Anthony Franciosa …
plays Jody Varner
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
plays Will Varner
Lee Remick
Lee Remick
plays Eula Varner
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Joanne Woodward became pregnant during production only to miscarry on her and 'Paul Newman' (I)'s honeymoon, less than a month before the world premiere.
  • Oscar Levant said about Producer Jerry Wald, "He suddenly became involved with Faulkner. He'd buy a Faulkner property and that turgid, incomprehensible prose was on one occasion transformed into " The Long, Hot Summer." In that picture Orson Welles played a "big daddy" type of role. Sometimes he was inaudible - Those were his best moments."
  • Director Martin Ritt was forever known after this movie as the man who tamed Orson Welles. During filming Ritt drove Welles into the middle of a swamp, kicked him out of the car and forced him to find his own way back.
  • The title song "The Long Hot Summer" was a hit single for Jimmie Rodgers who had a peak year in 1958 with 7 consecutive hit recordings.
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