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    The Long Hot Summer

    Poster of the movie The Long Hot Summer
    The Long Hot Summer (1958)
    Run time1h55m
    GenreDrama
    Directed byMartin Ritt
    Written byWilliam Faulkner, Irving Ravetch
    Company20th Century Fox20th Century Fox20th Century Fox
    One review9.0

    Synopsis

    Ben Quick (Paul Newman) arrives in Frenchman's Bend, Mississipi after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner (Orson Welles) 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 (Joanne Woodward), 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.

    Starring

    Paul Newman
    Joanne Woodward
    Anthony Franciosa
    Orson Welles
    Lee Remick
    Angela Lansbury
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