Summer Heat (1987 film)

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Summer Heat
Summer heat poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichie Gleason
Produced byWilliam Tennant
Written byMichie Gleason
Music byRichard Stone
CinematographyElliot Davis
Edited byMary Bauer
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Summer Heat is a 1987 film drama written and directed by Michie Gleason, with a screenplay by Michie Gleason based on the novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail by Louise Shivers. It stars Lori Singer.


In rural North Carolina in the post-Depression late 1930s, Roxy Walston is only 17 when she marries a boy she knows, Aaron. They have a child (called Baby) and live and work on a farm that raises tobacco.

Roxy's father, who operates a mortuary, sends a young drifter named Jack Ruffin their way to be a farmhand. Jack has an affair with Roxy, with tragic results.


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