Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family
Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
Our Spain film sees us continuing our summer in the exotic surroundings of Andalucia in southern Spain. We spend a day at a fabulous villa overlooking Spain’s most glamorous resort, Marbella, then head off to the Atlantic beaches near trendy Tarifa.
Our England film follows our traditional English summer calendar shoot. We start out at the boathouse as usual, but then soon head for a beautiful country home, where we get to play at being lords of the manor.
The Long, Hot Summer is an American drama series that was broadcast on ABC-TV for one season from 1965-1966. Created by Dean Riesner, The Long, Hot Summer was based on the novel The Hamlet by William Faulkner, the short story "Barn Burning", and the 1958 film of the same name.
The Long Hot Summer is a 1985 television film and remake of the 1958 film of the same name. When drifter "Ben Quick" arrives in a small Mississippi town, "Will Varner", a family patriarch, sees Ben as a better choice to inherit the family business than his only son, "Jody". Will therefore tries to push Ben and his daughter "Clara" into marriage. Clara is initially reluctant to court Ben, and Jody senses that Ben threatens his position.