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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

The Long, Hot Summer
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7.5 IMDB rating
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Paul Newman Paul Newman
Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward Joanne Woodward
Clara Varner
Anthony Franciosa Anthony Franciosa
Jody Varner
Orson Welles Orson Welles
Will Varner
Lee Remick Lee Remick
Eula Varner
Angela Lansbury Angela Lansbury
Minnie Littlejohn
Richard Anderson Richard Anderson
Alan Stewart
Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall
Agnes Stewart


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Irving Ravetch Irving Ravetch
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Description: Ben Quick (Paul Newman), a sullen but self-confident drifter, arrives in a small Mississippi town where his father had a bad reputation as a firebug. Will Varner (Orson Welles), the town's patriarch, still holds a grudge against Quick's dad, and when the young man decides to stay in town and sharecrop on Varner's land, Will goes out of his way to make his life difficult. However, Will develops a grudging respect for Quick's guts and determination, and he wishes that his weak-willed son Jody (Anthony Franciosa) could be more like him; Jody's wife Eula (Lee Remick) happens to agree. In time, Will gets the idea that Quick might be ... (more)
Release date: 18 May 1958
UPC: 024543075530
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