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The Long, Hot Summer

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Original title
The Long, Hot Summer
Running time
115 min.
United States United States
Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.. relatos: William Faulkner
Alex North
Joseph LaShelle
20th Century Fox
Drama | Southern Gothic
Movie Groups
William Faulkner Adaptations
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.

1958: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Paul Newman).
1958: Cannes: Best Actor (Paul Newman)
1958: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (J. Woodward)
1958: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1958: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1958: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best films
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