MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,453 this week

Hot Summer Night (1957)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  February 1957 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 138 users  
Reviews: 5 user

A big-city reporter between jobs is traveling with his wife through a small Ozarks town and gets a lead on a bank robbery. He tracks down the brutal gang that committed the robbery, only to... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen (1926-2010)
| Flickeringmyth

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2777 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 4727 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 200 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 2048 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hot Summer Night" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hot Summer Night (1957)

Hot Summer Night (1957) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hot Summer Night.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Counterpoint (1967)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale
Stars: Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen
Conflict (1945)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet
The Vintage (1957)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Brothers Giancarlo and Ernesto Barandero have crossed illegally from Italy into France. Older Giancarlo is the practical protector, while younger Ernesto is the sensitive idealist albeit ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden
Stars: Pier Angeli, Mel Ferrer, John Kerr
Attack (1956)
Drama | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During the closing days of WWII, a National Guard Infantry Company is assigned the task of setting up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lieutenant Costa knows that Cooney is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Out on patrol in the war-time desert a Canadian corporal reminisces about the woman he has left behind in London and ponders whether she will fall for the charms of his rival in love. At ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell
San Quentin (1946)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Television viewer seeing this for the first time: Gee whiz, it's in black-and-white and was made in the 40's and is about crime and...Eureka!...another "noir" film is discovered. How about ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Marian Carr, Barton MacLane
The Rack (1956)
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A crook brings together a group of ex-cons and other misfits in order to rob the payroll at an Air Force base.

Director: Jack Shea
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen, Lainie Kazan
Rosie! (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving money. Daughters, Mildred and Edith, are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee, Brian Aherne
The Hired Gun (1957)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle, breaks her out of jail and escorts her to the safety of her uncle's New ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Anne Francis, Vince Edwards
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
William Joel Partain
Colleen Miller ...
Irene Partain
...
Deputy Lou Follett
...
Oren Kobble
...
Kermit
...
Elly Horn
...
Tom Ellis (as Robert Wilke)
...
Truck Driver
Marianne Stewart ...
Ruth Childers
Edit

Storyline

A big-city reporter between jobs is traveling with his wife through a small Ozarks town and gets a lead on a bank robbery. He tracks down the brutal gang that committed the robbery, only to discover that they are something of a source of pride to the locals. His hopes of getting back into the big time with this story are dashed when his "interview" with the gang leader goes awry and he and his wife find themselves hostages. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hot with the blast of gunfire!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Spur des Gangsters  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Truck Driver: [to Colleen Miller] Nobody gets tricky with me. You understand that, Lady? Nobody gets tricky with me.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ma and Pa Kettle Meet Cornell Woolrich
23 April 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

Late fifties Metro addition to the film noir genre, Ozarks-style, featuring Leslie Nielsen. A comedy, you say,--perish the thought! Nielsen was in his 'next-Glenn Ford' phase, and plays it straight down the line, no chaser, no jokes, and he's very good. This is an exceedingly well-crafted, offbeat little thriller about a big city reporter in over his head as he tracks down a legendary outlaw in an extremely backward, backwoods community. The sense of isolation is very well built up, as is the cluelessness of the man and his wife, who simply don't know what to do, or even how to talk to these people. Among the denizens of the backwoods are such choice Hollywood masters of the cretinous as Claude Akins and James Best. The po-faced Paul Richards plays an unhinged character; a nice piece of offbeat casting, this. Robert Wilkie manages to be both warm and frightening as the honcho bad guy. What makes the film work is its marvelous and all-pervading sense of not only the unknown but the unknowable, as we learn just how naive city folks can be when out of their element. It is literally a night movie, thus there is no question about it being film noir. Strangeness lurks everywhere on these back roads, where one might expect Robert Mitchum to turn up, or maybe Bonnie and Clyde, or maybe Jeff Dahmer. One never can tell. You think rural communities are idyllic? Think again. The biggest surprise and most charming performance in the film by far is by Edward Andrews, who normally plays smarmy, scheming or mean-spirited white collar types, often with a comic touch, totally absent here. In Hot Summer Night he is the local sheriff, and he is salvation itself. The movie just goes to show, for the umpteenth time, how far creative people can go with seemingly routine material; how it can be exciting and shocking and even, in its presentation, new. It also shows how fun it can be to see stereotypes played with, altered, turned upside down and inside out, both as to casting, locale and viewer expectation.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Playing on TCM sistergrimm
DVD/VHS waywardastronaut
Discuss Hot Summer Night (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?