CTVA US Drama - "The Long Hot Summer" (TCF/ABC) (1965-66) Roy Thinnes

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The Long Hot Summer (1965-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, D.W. McGregor, Cindy Rumbold, Rina Fox, Stuart Fanning
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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THE LONG, HOT SUMMER
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Twentieth Century-Fox Television  William Self - In Charge of Production
for
ABC Thursdays (eps 1-16)
ABC Wednesdays (ep 17-26)
Produced by Frank Glicksman (all episodes)  Associate Producer, Al C. Ward
Created by Dean Reisner
based on stories by William Faulkner 1897-1962
also
based on the 1958 motion picture entitled "The Long, Hot Summer"
which starred
Orson Welles, Paul Newman, Joanna Woodward, Tony Franciosa, Lee Remick.
The Long Hot Summer (1958) Movie Trailer

US Drama series 1965-66 26 episodes x 60 min bw  (16Sep5 to 13Jul66)
Starring
Edmond O'Brien as "Boss" Will Varner#1 (1965) (eps. 01-14)
Dan O'Herlihy as "Boss" Will Varner#2 (1966) (eps. 15-26)
Roy Thinnes as Ben Quick
Nancy Malone as Clara Varner
Ruth Roman as Minnie Littlejohn
Lana Wood as Eula Varner (sister of Natalie Wood)
John Kerr as Duane Galloway
Paul Geary as Jody Varner#1
Tom Lowell as Jody Varner #2 substituted for Geary with episode 9Mar66)
Tish Sterling as Susan Beauchamp
Harold Gould as Bowman Chamberlain
Recurring Cast:
Paul Bryar as Sheriff Harve Anders
Jimmy Hayes as Dr. Talicott
Jason Wingreen as Dr. Clark
Warren Kemmerling as Lucas Taney
Charles Lampkin as Andrew
Jodie Lloyd as Agnes
William Mims as Sam Ruddabaw
Mike Zaslow as Shad Taney
Brian Cutler as Mitch Taney

Premise:
Ben Quick (Roy Thinnes) returns to his southern hometown and tangles
with town boss Will Varner (Edmond O' Brien later, Dan O'Herlihy),
while fooling around with the boss's daughter, Clara (Nancy Malone).
A sort of a southern-fried Peyton Place.

Music:
'The Long Hot Summer' theme song:
 sung by Jimmie Rodgers / lyrics by Sammy Cahn / music by Alex North

"Curfew" from "The long, hot summer" TV series & "Peyton Place" TV series.
m Randy Newman. (ODAT: 13Dec66; OREG: EP228634)
"Summer stomp" from "The long, hot summer" TV series & "Peyton Place" TV series
m Randy Newman (ODAT: 13Dec66; OREG: EP228637)

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ABC Thursdays 10:00 Eastern

1.01 [--] The Long Hot Summer: THE HOMECOMING
TCF prod. no. 2001 (copyright date 17Sep65)
16Sep65 ABC
Directed by Ralph Senensky.
Written by Dean Riesner
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Thomas Scott.
Regular Cast:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
no guest cast - all regulars
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.02 [--] The Long Hot Summer: A TIME FOR LIVING  (verified on film)
TCF prod. no. 2002 (copyright date 19Nov65)
23Sep65 ABC
Directed by Robert Gist.
Teleplay by Donald S. Sanford & Dean Reisner / story by Donald S. Sanford;
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Bill Mosher.
Starring:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Paul Geary, Ruth Roman
Co-Starring:
Anne Helm ........... Amy Parker
*
Tish Sterling ....... Susan Beauchamp
Harold Gould ........ Bowman Chamberlain
Warren Kemmerling ... Lucas Taney
Jason Wingreen ...... Dr. Aaron Clark
Phil Chambers ....... Atkinson
Brian Cutler ........ Mitch Taney
Mike Zaslow ......... Shad Taney
George Selk ......... Mailman
Synopsis:
Varner learns that Ben Quick needs a bank loan to rebuild his farm,
and Varner means to make sure he doesn't get it. [TA]

1.03 [--] The Long Hot Summer: A STRANGER TO THE HOUSE  (verified on film)
TCF prod. no. 2003 (copyright date 5Nov65)
30Sep65 ABC Thur
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Teleplay by Alfred Brenner & Dean Reisner / Story by Alfred Brenner;
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: John Ehrin.
Starring:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood (entry), Paul Geary, Ruth Roman
Guest Cast:
Wayne Rogers ........ Curley Beeman
Tish Sterling ....... Susan Beauchamp
Zalman King ......... John Wesley Johnson
Harold Gould ........ Bowman Chamberlain
Jason Wingreen ...... Dr. Aaron Clark
Charles Lampkin ..... Andrew
Rex Straw ........... Judge Amistid
Cordy Clark ......... Woman Gas Attendant
Bobby Johnson ....... Leeland
Synopsis:
On his way home for his 21st birthday party, Jody stops to pick up
a young hitchhiker - a girl who has two men following her. [TA]
Note:
Joining the cast is Natalie Wood's sister Lana Wood, who plays Eula.

1.04 [--] The Long Hot Summer: THE TWISTED IMAGE (Part 1) (verified on film)
(former episode titile "By brooks too broad for leaping")
TCF prod. no. 2004 (copyright date 22Oct65)
07Oct65 ABC Thur
Directed by Robert Gist.
Written by Anthony Lawrence;
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Thomas Scott.
Starring:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood, Paul Geary, (NOT Ruth Roman)
Guest Star:
Karen Steele ........ Willow Sterne
*
Bruce Watson ........ Billy Roy Wyman
Harold Gould ........ Bowman Chamberlain
Allen Jaffe ......... Walker Lee
David Carlile ....... The Deputy
Joan Parker ......... The Fry-Cook
Donna Di Martino .... The Young Girl
And:
Ford Rainey ......... Clay Wyman
Synopsis:
Willow Sterne comes to Frenchman's Bend looking for former boy friend
Ben Quick - whom she hopes to lure back with her sizable divorce settlement. [TA]

1.05 [--] The Long Hot Summer: THE TWISTED IMAGE (Part 2) (verified on film)
(former episode titile "By brooks too broad for leaping")
TCF prod. no. 2005 (copyright date 29Oct65)
14Oct65 Thur
Guest Star:
Karen Steele ........ Willow Sterne
*
Alfred Ryder ........ Joe Ludwig
Ford Rainey ......... Clay Wyman
Joe Maross .......... Tom Canover
Bruce Watson ........ Billy Roy Wyman
Paul Bryar .......... Sheriff Harve Anders
David Carlile ....... Deputy Bookright
Jane Gilbert ........ The Nurse
James Sikking ....... The Doctor

1.06 [--] The Long Hot Summer: HOME IS A NAMELESS PLACE
TCF prod. no. 2006 (copyright date 1Oct65)
21Oct65 ABC Thur
directed by Richard Sarafian.
Written by William Bast
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Bill Mosher.
Regular Cast:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast: [CR]
Jill Haworth (Cimarron Strip),
Dan Ferrone
Synopsis:
Lonnie McBain claims that Varner is trying to force him and his
deaf-mute sister off their land. [TA]

1.07 [--] The Long Hot Summer: NO HIDING PLACE (verified on film)
(additional episode title "Wake the morning, call the sunrise")
TCF prod. no. 2007 (copyright date 12Nov65)
28Oct65 ABC Thur
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Teleplay by John Bloch; Story by Jerome Ross
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Thomas Scott.
Starring:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood, Paul Geary, (NOT Ruth Roman)
Guest cast:
Ray Stricklyn ....... Charles Pettigrew
William Mims ........ Sam Ruddabaw
Charles Lampkin ..... Andrew
James F. Stone ...... Tickner
Tim Graham .......... Andy Burke
Jim Nusser .......... Pliny
Elmer Modlin ........ Clint
John Gabriel ........ George Tazwell
Wally Berry ......... The Farmer
Rex Strew ........... Judge Armistid
Synopsis:
Varner disapproves of daughter Clara's romance with Charles Pettigrew,
a scholarly college student whom he considers a weakling. [TA]

1.08 [--] The Long Hot Summer: RUN, HERO, RUN
(former episode title "Stone and mortar built a wall")
TCF prod. no. 2008 (copyright date 15Oct65)
04Nov65 ABC Thur
directed by James B. Clark.
Written by Mark Rodgers;
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Frank O'Neill;
Regular Cast:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest cast:
Gary Conway ........... Scott Manning
Logan Field ........... Lee Crosley
Virginia Carroll ...... Barbara Crosley
Larry Merrill ......... Jerry
Synopsis:
Pro-football star Scott Manning returns to Frenchman's Bend and gets
a hero's welcome from everyone except Clara, who is deeply disturbed
by his homecoming. [TA]

1.09[--] The Long Hot Summer: THE DESPERATE INNOCENT
(former episode title "At Twilight came a bird's song")
TCF prod. no. 2010 (copyright date 08Oct65)
11Nov65 ABC Thur
directed by Alex March
Written by Oliver Crawford;
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Thomas Scott
Regular Cast:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
Richard Kiley,
Brenda Scott,
George Selk
Ed Peck,
Gerry Lock
Synopsis 1:
Senator Jonathan Dane's daughter is acting quite mysteriously. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Brenda Scott plays a "disturbed girl" whose charges cause Ben Quick
(Roy Thinnes) to be jailed. Clara (Nancy Malone) sets out to prove
the truth of his innocence. [TA]

1.10 [--] The Long Hot Summer: BITTER HARVEST
(former episode ti.: "Shadows neither plant nor reap")
TCF prod. no. 2009 (copyright date 24Sep65)
18Nov65 ABC Thur
Drected by Vincent Sherman.
Written by Al C. Ward;
director of photography: Kenneth Peach; film editor: Frank O'Neill
Regular Cast:
Edmond O'Brien, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast: [CR]
Julie Adams,
Stewart Moss,
Richard Reeves,
Mason Curry
Synopsis:
Desperate for harvest hands, Ben hires a couple who once crossed
Varner - and whom Varner has told to get out of town. [TA]

1.11 [--] The Long Hot Summer: HUNTER TO THE WIND
TCF prod. no. 2012 (copyright date 10Sep65)
02Dec65 ABC Thur
directed by Alex March.
Written by Frank Barton
Director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Frank O'Neill;
Regular Cast:
Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood et al.
Guest Cast:
Barry Sullivan
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.12 [--] The Long Hot Summer: NOR HELL A FURY
TCF prod. no. 2013 (copyright date 03Sep65)
09Dec65 ABC Thur
directed by Vincent Sherman.
Written by Oscar Millard;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Thomas Scott;
Regular Cast:
Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood et al.
Guest Cast:
Joanne Dru (sister of Peter Marshall),
Whit Bissell
Warren Stevens
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.13 [--] The Long Hot Summer: THE RETURN OF THE QUICKS
TCF prod. no. 2014 (copyright date 03Dec65)
16Dec65 ABC Thur
directed by Don Richardson.
Written by James Gunn;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Bill Mosher
Regular Cast:
Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood et al.
Guest Cast:
Dan Duryea
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.14 [--] The Long Hot Summer: TRACK THE MAN DOWN (verified on film)
(former episode title "The Hunted")
TCF prod. no. 2015 (copyright date 10Dec65)
30Dec65 ABC Thur
Directed by Vincent Sherman.
Written by Oliver Crawford;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Frank O'Neill
Starring:
Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood, Paul Geary, Ruth Roman.
Guest Star:
Royal Dano .......... Joe Hagen
*
Gail Gilmore ........ Lucy Hagen
Paul Bryar .......... Sheriff Harve Anders
Ross Elliott ........ Mr. Stiles
David Carlile ....... Deputy Bookright
William Mims ........ Sam Ruddabaw
Robert Sorrells ..... Leroy Neal
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.15 [--] The Long Hot Summer: FACE OF FEAR (verified on film)
(former episode title "Nor all your tears")
TCF prod. no. 2016 (copyright date 30Jan66)
06Jan66 ABC Thur
Directed by Lewis Allen.
Teleplay by Jack Turley / Story by Bernard Schoenfeld;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Thomas Scott.
Starring:
Daniel O'Herlihy (entry), Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Lana Wood, Paul Geary, Ruth Roman
Guest Star:
Celeste Holm ........ Libby Rankin
*
Jean Willes ......... Belle Sutton
Paul Bryar .......... Sheriff Harve Anders
Warren Kemmerling ... Lucas Taney
Tony Benson ......... Pauley Rankin
William Flaherty .... Charlie
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.16 [--] The Long Hot Summer: EVIL ANGEL
TCF prod. no. 2017 (copyright date 09Jan66)
13Jan66 ABC Thur
directed by Robert Stevens.
Teleplay by Robert J. Shaw / Story by Alfred Brenner & Robert J. Shaw;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Bill Mosher.
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
Geraldine Page
Joanne Roos
*********** no synopsis available ************

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Moves from Thursdays to Wednesdays on ABC
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1.17 [--] The Long Hot Summer: DAY OF THUNDER
TCF prod. no. 2018 (copyright date 27Feb66)
19Jan66 ABC Wed
directed by Don Richardson
Written by Jack Turley;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Frank O'Neill.
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
guest cast:
Gary Lockwood
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.18 [--] The Long Hot Summer: THE WARNING
(former episode titile "Long climb up a steep hill")
TCF prod. no. 2011 (copyright title 23Jan66)
26Jan66 ABC Wed
directed by Marc Daniels.
Written by Sy Salkowitz;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Bill Mosher
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
John Alderman,
Bobby Pickett,
Rick Murray,
David Carlile,
Bob Alden
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.19 [--] The Long Hot Summer: THE INTRUDERS
TCF prod. no. 2019 (copyright title 05Mar66)
02Feb66 ABC Wed
directed by John Peyser
Written by Robert J. Shaw & Jerome Ross
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Thomas Scott.
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
John Cassavetes,
Dolores Sutton,
Jan Merlin (The Rough Riders)
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.20 [--] The Long Hot Summer: FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
TCF prod. no. 2020 (copyright date 02Jan66)
09Feb66 ABC Wed
directed by Vincent Sherman.
Written by Robert J. Shaw
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Bill Mosher
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
guest cast:
Gena Rowlands (Mrs. John Cassavetes)
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.21 [--] The Long Hot Summer: A TIME TO DIE
TCF prod. no. 2021 (copyright date 12Mar66)
16Feb66 ABC Wed
directed by Alex March
Written by Michael Zagor
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Bill Mosher.
Regular Cast: Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
Ralph Meeker
Wayne Rogers
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.22 [--] The Long Hot Summer: REUNION - ITALIAN STYLE
TCF prod. no. 2022 (copyright date 20Feb66)
23Feb66 ABC Wed (rerun 15Jun66)
directed by Marc Daniels.
Teleplay by Robert J. Shaw / Story by Mark Rodgers and Robert J. Shaw;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Thomas Scott
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest cast:
Collin Wilcox ...... Katy Douglas
Fabrizio Mioni ..... Tavio Romano
Charles Lampkin .... Andrew
Synopsis:
Clara's old friend Katy is returning from Europe with her Italian fiance,
and Clara, depressed because she thinks it's time she found a husband
herself, proposes to Ben Quick. [RF]

1.23 [--] The Long Hot Summer: BLAZE OF GLORY
TCF prod. no. 2023 (copyright date 16Jan66)
02Mar66 ABC Wed
Directed by Vincent Sherman.
Teleplay by Robert J. Shaw / Story by William Bast & Robert J. Shaw
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Frank O'Neill.
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
guest cast:
Uta Hagen
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.24 [--] The Long Hot Summer: CRISIS
TCF prod. no. 2024 (copyright date 19Mar66)
09Mar66 ABC Wed (rebroadcast 29Jun66)
directed by Mark Rydell
Written by Anthony Lawrence;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Tony DiMarco
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
Jason Wingreen ..... Dr. Clark
James Secrest....... Gaddis
Tom Lowell ......... Jody (substituting for Paul Geary who was recovering from surgery)
Synopsis:
Angry because his father passed him over for a promotion at the bank,
Jody leaves home and goes to work for Ben Quick. [RF]

[--] 16Mar66 / 23Mar66 - no details

1.25 [--] The Long Hot Summer: CARLOTTA, COME HOME
TCF prod. no. 2026 (copyright date 06Feb66)
30Mar66 ABC Wed
directed by Mark Rydell.
Written by Robert J. Shaw;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Frank O'Neill.
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
Nina Foch
Steven Franken (Dobie Gillis)
*********** no synopsis available ************

1.26 [--] The Long Hot Summer: MAN WITH TWO FACES
TCF prod. no. 2025 (copyright date 13Feb66)
13Apr66 ABC Wed
directed by Alex March.
written by Jack Turley;
director of photography: Monroe Askins; film editor: Tony DiMarce
Regular Cast:
Daniel O'Herlihy, Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes et al.
Guest Cast:
Ricardo Montalban (Fantasy Island)
James Brolin (Marcus Welby, M.D.)
*********** no synopsis available ************

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Summer Reruns ABC Wednesdays (20Apr66-13Jul66)
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[--] 15Jun66 - rerun of 1.22 "Reunion - Italian Style" (first aired 23Feb66)
[--] 29Jun66 - rerun of 1.24 "Crisis" (first aired 09Mar66)

 

"The Long, Hot Summer"  (1958 movie)
starring
Orson Welles, Paul Newman, Joanna Woodward, Tony Franciosa, Lee Remick.
The Long Hot Summer (1958) Movie Trailer
The Long Hot Summer Pt1
The Long Hot Summer Pt2
The Long Hot Summer Pt3
The Long Hot Summer Pt4
The Long Hot Summer Pt5
The Long Hot Summer Pt6
The Long Hot Summer Pt7
The Long Hot Summer Pt8
The Long Hot Summer Pt9
The Long Hot Summer Pt10
The Long Hot Summer Pt11
The Long Hot Summer Pt12 FINAL

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