Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 16, 1965
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
N/A
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre
The Long Hot Summer tv show photo

The Long Hot Summer

It was set in the small Mississippi town of Frenchman's Bend, dominated by Will Varner, who owned the town's bank and effectively ran the town, and young Ben Quick, who had returned after 13 years to reclaim his father's farm and challenge Varner's absolute authority. Ben's father had been 'destroyed' by Varner and Ben had returned to take up the fight again.

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Last Episode

01x26 Man with Two Faces Aired: Apr. 13, 1966

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 26 episodes air between 1965 and 1966.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Like the 1958 film which preceded it in name, this series was based on material by William Faulkner, the novel "The Hamlet" and the short story "Barn Burning".
  • Edmond O'Brien appeared as Will Varner for the first 13 episodes of the series. He left because of disagreements with the producers, primarily over their decision to make the Ben Quick…
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    Edmond O'Brien appeared as Will Varner for the first 13 episodes of the series. He left because of disagreements with the producers, primarily over their decision to make the Ben Quick character central to the series. He was replaced by Daniel O'Herlihy.
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