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Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 May 1960 (West Germany)
Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s.

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Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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19 May 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Das Erbe des Blutes  »

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$1,818,688 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Just exactly when the story is taking place is never made clear. All the women's hairstyles and fashions are strictly in the 1959 mode, but all the prominent automobiles, particularly the featured 1948 Chrysler, are at least ten years older. See more »

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Theron is shooting cans off a fence for target practice. However, every time he hits a can, it shoots straight up in the air instead of backwards. There are probably pneumatic jets hidden behind the fence rail to knock the cans off. See more »

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Hannah Hunnicutt: I haven't lived with your father since before you were born.
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This is the best of its genre!
6 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want lampooning small towns with big rich families with tons of troubles; then you need to be watching "The Long Hot Summer" or "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". If you want a good enthralling movie with strong character acting and a believable story line then this is the one for you. Having grown up in the South, especially in a small rural town I completely understand and can relate to this movie. It centers around what most of my generation had in our small towns, that one rich family who owned everything. Naturally this movie ratchets up the drama, so if you are not from this region you may think it unrealistic. Robert Mitchum is in one of his bests roles as the Cap'n. The troubles and trials of their marriage spill over into their son's life. Theron's youthful care free teenage life finally gives way to his budding adult manhood but somehow is related to the problems of his parents with a little of his own to throw in. I would recommend this movie to anyone, its a past gone era of life that I remember so well and well acted.


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