The Long, Hot Summer Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1736

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 24

Theatrical Release Date: 04/03/1958

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Martin Ritt

Actors: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Angela Lansbury, Richard Anderson

Plot: A man flees town after being accused of burning a barn in revenge. He finds himself in Frenchman's Bend, MS - where he quickly establishes himself as a connection the Varner family - who owns nearly everything in town. Patriarch Will Varner is dealing both with his weak-willed son and his unmarried daughter - who might not be single for long. -- Chris Kavan

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3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 05/13/2019

A sweaty bawdy Southern Gothic with a collection of good quirky performances. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were soon married after starring together in this film. You can sense their chemistry leap off the screen. Veteran thespian Orson Welles has a lot of fun playing an aging good ol' boy millionaire.

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