The Long Hot Summer

1958, 116m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened December 8–13, 2018

Paul Newman (named Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival) drifts into a Mississippi town where leading citizen Welles takes a shine to him, seeing husband material for daughter Joanne Woodward—who married Newman in real life after filming wrapped. Husband-and-wife screenwriters Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. commenced over three decades of collaboration with Ritt by synthesizing William Faulkner stories for A-list treatment by producer Jerry Wald.

A film by Martin Ritt