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.

The Long, Hot Summer - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1965-09-16

The Long, Hot Summer - Long Hot Summer (Girls Aloud song) - Netflix

“Long Hot Summer” is a song by British all-female pop group Girls Aloud, taken from their third studio album Chemistry (2005). The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania, and produced by Higgins and Xenomania. “Long Hot Summer” was written for inclusion in the Disney film Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), but plans fell through. Higgins later described the track as “a disaster record.” Released in August 2005, it became Girls Aloud's first single to miss the top five on the UK Singles Chart. The music video drew inspiration from the possibility of inclusion on the Herbie soundtrack, taking place at a garage where Girls Aloud work as auto mechanics. “Long Hot Summer” was promoted through numerous live appearances and has since been performed on two of the group's concert tours. The “upbeat pop tune” received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics; some reviewers thought the song felt “flat.”

The Long, Hot Summer - Credits and personnel - Netflix

Bass guitar: Shawn Lee Keyboards: Brian Higgins, Tim “Rolf” Larcombe Mastering: Dick Beetham for 360 Mastering Mixing: Jeremy Wheatley Production: Brian Higgins, Xenomania Programming: Tim “Rolf” Larcombe Songwriting: Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim “Rolf” Larcombe, Shawn Lee, Lisa Cowling, Giselle Sommerville, Myra Boyle Vocals: Girls Aloud Published by Warner/Chappell Music and Xenomania Music

The Long, Hot Summer - References - Netflix