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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
Revenue: N/A

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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It took five days to film the barn-burning scene because the sky, winds, or amount of sunlight were not acceptable to the director.
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