Directors: Joshua Logan
Cast: Christine Schoenwalder: Elizabeth Wilson; Alan Benson: Cliff Robertson; Howard Bevans: Arthur O’Connell; Helen Potts: Verna Felton; Flo Owens: Betty Field; Hal Carter: William Holden; Mr. Benson: Raymond Bailey; Irma Kronkite: Reta Shaw; Madge Owens: Kim Novak; Millie Owens: Susan Strasberg; Bomber: Nick Adams; Rosemary: Rosalind Russell; Stranger: Warren Frederick Adams; Grain Elevator Worker: Carle E. Baker; Neighbor: George E. Bemis
Taglines: Electrically attracted to each other…Overwhelmingly engulfed by it…Guiltily in love!
A never-to-be forgotten picture – from the Pulitzer Prize winning story by William Inge!
From the moment he hit town she knew it was just a matter of time.
It’s too hot to stay home.
Storyline: The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter (Hal Carter) blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy (Alan Benson) who also happens to be the son of the richest man in town. Hal is an egocentric braggart – all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with Madge Owens, the town beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.