About

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 n...

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Directed by

Martin Ritt

Written by

William Faulkner (Novel)
Irving Ravetch (Screenplay)
Harriet Frank Jr. (Screenplay)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The red-hot lowdown on a southern family...that people talked about in whispers!

Cast

Keywords

summer based on novel or book small town heat mississippi river drifter general store

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