The Long, Hot Summer

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The Long, Hot Summer

based on novel or book small town arranged marriage family relationships arson sexual tension class differences false accusations sexual repression based on short story sharecropper general store summertime father son relationship father daughter relationship southern gothic

The Long, Hot Summer

Release Date: May 17, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «The people of Faulkner...the language of Faulkner...the world of Faulkner!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Jerry Wald Productions, 20th Century Fox
Director    :   Martin Ritt
Producers    :   Jerry Wald
Writers    :   William Faulkner, William Faulkner, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Sammy Cahn
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 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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