The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer

Mississippian tries to pair his daughter (Joanne Woodward) and a drifter (Paul Newman).

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The Long, Hot Summer


Drama115 Mins1958

Handsome vagabond Ben Quick (Paul Newman) returns to the Mississippi town his late father called home, but rumors of his dad's pyromaniac tendencies follow him as soon as he sets foot there. The proud young man's determination eventually wins over civic leader Will Varner (Orson Welles), who decides Ben might be just the man for his daughter, Clara (Joanne Woodward) -- much to the displeasure of Will's gutless son (Anthony Franciosa) and Clara's society boyfriend (Richard Anderson).


  • Sultry
  • Emotional