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Hot Spell (1958)

Unrated | | Drama | June 1958 (USA)
A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

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Alma Duval
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John Henry Duval
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Virginia Duval
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John Henry 'Buddy' Duval Jr.
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Alma's Friend
Clint Kimbrough ...
Billy Duval
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Wyatt Mitchell - Virginia's Boyfriend
Jody Lawrance ...
Dora May
Harlan Warde ...
Harry
Valerie Allen ...
Ruby
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A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

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Trivia

Producer Hal B. Wallis purchased the rights to Lonnie Coleman's unproduced play in June 1956. See more »

Goofs

When Jack comes home from work, he places his jacket on the stair post. Later when the stair post is shown, the jacket is gone. When Jack is ready to leave the house again, the jacket is back on the stair post, he grabs it and puts it on. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #7.1 (2010) See more »

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A Memorable Performance by Shirley Booth
26 February 2002 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I saw this film about 20 years ago and never forgot it. It was a story about a devoted housewife played by Shirley Booth, doting on her unfaithful husband played by Anthony Quinn. Her children witness their father meeting with another woman and try to keep it from their mother until one day, he leaves home with the other woman only to be killed together in a car crash. His poor wife wants him to be buried in the Bayou country where they lived when they were first married, because she reminisces about how happy they were living there, only to find that when they all arrive in Louisiana with his body on the train, that the little house and scenes from her memory where they lived were very ordinary. It was just her memories that made it more than they were. I think I am telling it right from my recollection. It was a sad story of a lonely housewife living in her fantasy of a past. I wish I could find this film somewhere.


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