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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
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Billy Duval
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Wyatt Mitchell - Virginia's Boyfriend
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Dora May
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Harry
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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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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine and Eileen Heckart. See more »

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Alma takes a present to their son Buddy to bring home for his Poppa, and is carrying no other packages. But later, when she takes gifts to Billy and Virginia she is still carrying the gift she apparently left with Buddy. See more »

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Shirley Booth Rules!!!
4 September 2006 | by (Chicago, Illionios United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame Shirley Booth never got the high acclaim she deserved. She took a simple and somewhat uninspired script and made it work. The best thing about this movie is in the beginning you actually feel sorry for the Shirley Booth character, but the way Ms Booth plays the role by the end of the movie you get the feeling the character deserves what she got she is so pathetic. Nevertheless it is an excellent film SOLEY do to the outstanding acting ability of Shirley Booth. Other actors in the movie do an adequate job but it the interaction with Shirley Booth's character that makes them stand out. The cake seen is the highlight of film as her character descends into self pity


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