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The Long, Hot Summer (1958) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Martin Ritt and produced by Jerry Wald.

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Cinemascope Blogathon: The Long, Hot Summer

By Emily on Mar 12, 2015 From The Vintage Cameo

This post is part of the Cinemascope Blogathon, hosted by Wide Screen World and Classic Becky Brain Food. More widescreen goodness continues through March 16th?check out the whole schedule here! The Long, Hot Summer is a sticky Southern drama based on a combination of works by William Faulkner. It&#... Read full article


"The Long, Hot Summer"...the TV Series!

By Rick29 on May 23, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Ah, the wonder of YouTube! I vaguely remember my parents watching a mid-1960s TV series based on the 1958 Paul Newman-Joanne Woodward hit The Long, Hot Summer. But since the show--which lasted just one season--quickly faded into obscurity, I figured it would never be released on video. Then, one nig... Read full article


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Clara: Barn burner!


Clara: I've spent my whole life around men who push and shove and shout and think they can make anything happen just by being aggressive. And I'm not anxious to have another one around the place.


Will Varner: Can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you sure can teach a young willing puppy just about anything.


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Director Martin Ritt was forever known after this movie as the man who tamed Orson Welles. During filming Ritt drove Welles into the middle of a swamp, kicked him out of the car and forced him to find his own way back.
The title song "The Long Hot Summer" was a hit single for Jimmie Rodgers who had a peak year in 1958 with 7 consecutive hit recordings.
Orson Welles always wore a fake nose when he worked, so when he would sweat on this film, his fake nose would slip. Make-up people had to keep applying material to keep the fake nose from falling.
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