The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer

The red-hot lowdown on a southern family...that people talked about in whispers! Apr. 03, 1958 USA 115 Min.
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Martin Ritt


Paul Newman isBen Quick
Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward isClara Varner
Clara Varner
Orson Welles isWill Varner
Will Varner
Lee Remick isEula Varner
Eula Varner
Richard Anderson isAlan Stewart
Alan Stewart
Sarah Marshall isAgnes Stewart
Agnes Stewart
Angela Lansbury isMinnie Littlejohn
Minnie Littlejohn
Mabel Albertson isElizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth Stewart


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

Original titleThe Long, Hot Summer
IMDb Rating 7.5 8,180 votes