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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm

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The plot follows the conflicts of the Varner family after ambitious drifter Ben Quick (Paul Newman) arrives in their small Mississippi town. Will Varner (Orson Welles), the family's patriarch and the owner of most of the town, has doubts about the abilities of his only son, Jody (Anthony Franciosa), and sees Ben as a better choice to inherit his position. Will therefore tries to push Ben and his daughter Clara (Joanne Woodward) into marriage. Clara is initially reluctant to court Ben, and Jody senses that Ben threatens his position.

Paul Newman's performance as Ben Quick brought him national fame, as well as the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Movie Length: 1 hour 55 minutes
Type: Drama
Release Date: May 18, 1958 (West Germany)
Rated: Not Rated

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