The Long, Hot Summer

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1958
  • Running time: 115 min
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury co-star in this riveting tale of life in the Deep South. Provocative and compelling, it simmers with sexual tension, bawdy humor and a powerful clash of personalities. read more
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Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury co-star in this riveting tale of life in the Deep South. Provocative and compelling, it simmers with sexual tension, bawdy humor and a powerful clash of personalities. When Ben Quick (Newman), a suspected barnburner drifts into town, he catches the eye of Will Varner, a tyrannical, intimidating patriarch (Welles) who decides Quick is the ideal husband for his spinsterish daughter (Woodward). But once the loner moves in, the two men lock horns, drawing Varner's family into a complex web of emotions and actions that leaves all of them changed forever.

Original Release

04/03/1958

US Release

04/03/1958

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Cast

Paul Newman Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward Clara Varner
Orson Welles Will Varner
Anthony Franciosa Jody Varner
Lee Remick Eula Varner
Angela Lansbury Minnie Littlejohn
Richard Anderson Alan Stewart
Sarah Marshall Agnes Stewart
Bill Walker Lucius
Mabel Albertson Elizabeth Stewart
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Martin Ritt

Writers

William Faulkner, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.

Cast

Paul Newman Ben Quick
Joanne Woodward Clara Varner
Orson Welles Will Varner
Anthony Franciosa Jody Varner
Lee Remick Eula Varner
Angela Lansbury Minnie Littlejohn
Richard Anderson Alan Stewart
Sarah Marshall Agnes Stewart
Bill Walker Lucius
Mabel Albertson Elizabeth Stewart
J. Pat O'Malley Ratliff
Byron Foulger Harris
Val Avery Wilk
I. Stanford Jolley Houston
Victor Rodman Justice of the Peace
Pat Rosemond Minor Role
Robert Adler Ambulance Driver
Al Bain Man at Auction
Oscar Blank Man at Auction
Danny Borzage Man at Auction

Producers

Jerry Wald Producer

Editors

Louis R. Loeffler

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