The Long Hot Summer (1985 film)

The Long Hot Summer is a 1985 American made-for-television romantic drama film starring Don Johnson.[1] It is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name.[1]

The Long Hot Summer
Written byWilliam Faulkner (stories)
Rita Mae Brown
Dennis Turner
Directed byStuart Cooper
StarringDon Johnson
Jason Robards
Judith Ivey
Cybill Shepherd
William Russ
Theme music composerCharles Bernstein
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Leonard Hill
John Thomas Lenox
Producer(s)Dori Weiss
Bobbi Kronowitz (associate producer)
Production location(s)Marshall, Texas
T.C. Lindsey & Co., Jonesville, Texas
The Myrtles Plantation - 7747 US Highway 61, St. Francisville, Louisiana
Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation - State Highway 75, Geismer, Louisiana
Elysian Fields, Texas
Oak Alley Plantation - 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana
Thibodaux, Louisiana
CinematographyReed Smoot
Steve Yaconelli
Editor(s)Daniel T. Cahn
Running time200 min.
Production company(s)Leonard Hill Films
Long Hot Productions
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 6, 1985


Drifter Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and Will Varner, a family patriarch, sees Ben as a better choice to inherit the family business than his only son, Jody. Will tries to push Ben and his daughter Noel into marriage. Noel is initially reluctant to court Ben and Jody senses that Ben threatens his position.



  1. ^ a b "The Long Hot Summer". The New York Times.

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