The Long, Hot Summer Poster

Release Date: January 21st, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
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).

Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury, Richard Anderson, Sarah Marshall

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jerry Wald Productions

Keywords: Transformation, Rise, Father, Small town, Rivalry, 1950s, Love triangle, Daughter, Son, Emotional