The Long, Hot Summer (1965–1966)
1965The Long Hot Summer
This pilot to the subsequent television series follows the storyline of the 1958 film.
23 Sep. 1965A Time for Living
When Clara rides onto Ben Quick's property, her charging horse knocks Ben to the ground, cracking several of his ribs. Over Ben's objections, Clara endeavors to nurse him back to health.
30 Sep. 1965A Stranger to the House
Jody Varner picks up runaway Eula Harker in a rainstorm, thus incurring the anger of Eula's redneck boyfriend.
7 Oct. 1965The Twisted Image: Part 1
Willow, a former girlfriend of Ben Quick, comes back into his life, now widowed and now wealthy.
14 Oct. 1965The Twisted Image: Part 2
Ben Quick struggles to free himself from a manslaughter charge.
28 Oct. 1965No Hiding Place
Ben Quick and Clara Varner seek shelter from a late-night rainstorm inside an abandoned shack.
30 Dec. 1965Track the Man Down
Ben Quick is asked to track down and help Joe Hagen, a convicted murderer.
6 Jan. 1966Face of Fear
A skeleton is found, and it's determined the cause of death was a bullet to the head. It is assumed that Ben Quick's late father was the culprit. Ben works to clear his name.
19 Jan. 1966Day of Thunder
An old friend of Ben Quick's comes to town. However, that old friend is the head of a troublesome motorcycle gang.
16 Feb. 1966A Time to Die
Jody Varner is kidnapped as part of a plot to get his father's money.
23 Feb. 1966Reunion - Italian Style
Clara Varner realizes how unhappy she is, and a childhood friend visits.
9 Mar. 1966Crisis
Jody Varner has a fight with his father over his future. He turns to Ben Quick for advice and assistance.