The extraordinary team of director Martin Ritt and writers Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. adapt a pair of William Faulkner narratives in The Long, Hot Summer (1958). Paul Newman gives perhaps his most Newmanian performance as a crafty drifter who drops like a bomb into the wealthy Varner family, already a stewpot of lust, rivalry, and dysfunction. Orson Welles is the manipulative paterfamilias; Joanne Woodward his intelligent, wary daughter; Anthony Franciosa his weakling son; Angela Lansbury his long-suffering mistress; and Lee Remick his sexed-up daughter-in-law. This seductive cocktail is handsomely scored by the great Alex North.
Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury
Directed By: Martin Ritt
Written By: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
Score By: Alex North
Video: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1 / Color
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
Subtitles: English SDH
Theatrical Release: 1958
Runtime: 117 Minutes
Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)
Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Hollywood Backstories: The Long, Hot Summer / Fox Movietone Newsreel / Original Theatrical Trailer
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