Long, Hot Summer

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The Long Hot Summer presents the life of a domineering southern landowner as he tyrannically presides over his town, his frustrated children, and a stranger with a reputation as "barn burner." The story was partially adapted from William Faulkner's The Hamlet, and it was the first time that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward appeared together onscreen. Location filming of the fictional town of Frenchman’s Bend was actually shot in Clinton, Louisiana, including scenes of the East Feliciana Courthouse, which is still in use. Fans of the movie can still drive by Ramsey Plantation, which served as the Varner’s plantation home; 8719 False River Drive New Roads, LA 70760 or visit the East Feliciana Courthouse.