The Long, Hot Summer

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The Long, Hot Summer

mississippi river based on novel or book small town heat drifter summer general store

The Long, Hot Summer

Release Date: April 03, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «The red-hot lowdown on a southern family...that people talked about in whispers!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Jerry Wald Productions, 20th Century Fox
Director    :   Martin Ritt
Producers    :   Jerry Wald
Writers    :   William Faulkner, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
RunTime    :   115 mins.

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

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