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The Long, Hot Summer (Martin Ritt, USA, 1958)

Best remembered for Paul Newman’s stellar performance... It’s great fun to watch the top-notch cast work together, particularly in the scenes that feature Newman and Orson Welles.
— Richard Gilliam, All Movie Guide

Conflicts arise when Paul Newman's ambitious drifter Ben Quick rocks into the small Mississippi town where Will Varner (Orson Welles) reigns as the town patriarch. After initial reluctance Varner takes a shine to Quick, favouring him to take over of the family instead of his son. The script was adapted from three William Faulkner short stories and the supporting cast features Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury and Joanne Woodward (who Newman married soon after).