The Long, Hot Summer

Returning after a long absence to Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi, Ben Quick discovers that his father has died and the town controlled by Will Varner. Ben befriends Clara Varner, Will's beautiful daughter, then decides to stay in Frenchman's Bend and rebuild the family farm. Ben has to go to Will for the money he needs. Varner, who despises Ben, is annoyed that his spoiled daughter is so strongly attracted to him, and he grants Ben the loan on the condition that he leave Clara alone. When Clara learns of the bargain, she angrily resolves to win Ben's love.

Show Info

Network: United States ABC (1965 - 1966)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Romance
Created by: Dean Riesner

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Man with Two Faces

Episode 1x26; Apr 13, 1966

Varner's visitor: his former construction foreman, who years before suffered a crippling injury saving Clara's life.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x26: Man with Two FacesApr 13, 1966
1x25: Carlotta, Come HomeMar 30, 1966
1x24: CrisisMar 9, 1966
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