The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer Trailers

Original title The Long, Hot Summer
Category Drama, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 1958
Production Country
Directors Martin Ritt
Cast Lee Remick, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Richard Anderson, Sarah Marshall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Franciosa, Bill Walker, Mabel Albertson, J. Pat O'Malley, Byron Foulger


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