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The Long, Hot Summer 

Ben Quick returns to the Southern town of Frenchman's Bend to claim his inheritance and soon runs afoul of local power Boss Varner. The handsome Ben attracts the attention of the local ... See full summary »
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1966   1965  

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Series cast summary:
Nancy Malone ...  Clara Varner 26 episodes, 1965-1966
Roy Thinnes ...  Ben Quick 26 episodes, 1965-1966
Paul Geary Paul Geary ...  Jody Varner 24 episodes, 1965-1966
Lana Wood ...  Eula Harker 23 episodes, 1965-1966
Ruth Roman ...  Minnie Littlejohn 23 episodes, 1965-1966
Edmond O'Brien ...  Will Varner 13 episodes, 1965
Charles Lampkin ...  Andrew 13 episodes, 1965-1966
Dan O'Herlihy ...  'Boss' Will Varner 12 episodes, 1966
Paul Bryar ...  Sheriff Harve Anders 12 episodes, 1965-1966
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Ben Quick returns to the Southern town of Frenchman's Bend to claim his inheritance and soon runs afoul of local power Boss Varner. The handsome Ben attracts the attention of the local women but young Jody Varner is resentful of his attributes.

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Edmond O'Brien appeared as Will Varner for the first 13 episodes of the series. He left because of disagreements with the producers, primarily over their decision to make the Ben Quick character central to the series. He was replaced by Daniel O'Herlihy. See more »

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Followed by The Long Hot Summer (1985) See more »

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The Long, Hot Summer
Sung by Jimmie Rodgers
Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Music: Alex North
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Bizarre adaptation
22 February 2007 | by sberner-1See all my reviews

Watching episodes is a supreme act of willing suspension of disbelief for a fan of author William Faulkner. Essentially all that remains of Faulkner's original creation is the Southern setting and a few character names. Given how little the television drama draws on the original, and how little drawing power Faulkner had at the time one wonders why producers went to the trouble and expense of getting the rights to Faulkner's name, when it would have been so easy to develop a series with the same characters and character relationships without the Faulkner link. This was not the last time that television fixated on this story - 20 years later came a three hour made-for-TV movie starring Don Johnson, Cybill Shepherd, and Jason Robards. Making LONG HOT SUMMER the most-filmed Faulkner story. About which one can only say: bizarre.

But for those of us devoted to all things Faulkner-related does anyone know how or where one might obtain the 26 (27?) episodes of this television series? I have eight and would like to watch the others. Cheryenne-Bodie, you seem extremely knowledgeable - any leads?


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Country:

USA

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English

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1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hosszú forró nyár See more »

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