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Home from the Hill (1960)

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

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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The leaded glass lampshade shown in Rafe's living quarters is a Duffner and Kimberly "Owl" lamp and was part of the holdings of the MGM prop department. As such, it was featured in many other films made by the studio, including Mannequin (1937), Ziegfeld Girl (1941) and "Young Ideas (1943)_. From the 1930s through the 1960s stained glass lampshades had fallen so completely out of fashion that the inclusion of one as set decoration in a contemporary film was a kind of shorthand used by the art department to indicate that the home being shown was either poor or unfashionable. Presently, however, these shades are quite collectible and one of these D&K "owl" shades can easily sell for over $5000. See more »

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The wild hog appears to be a painted domestic pig with phony tusks attached. A real wild hog would never be that fat either. See more »

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Hannah Hunnicutt: One day some husband is going to kill you.
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Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963) See more »

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Long, Absorbing Drama
28 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

A rich and powerful landowner tries to make a man out of his tenderfoot son while dealing with an illegitimate son and an estranged wife. This is perhaps the finest drama Minnelli ever made, as he elicits terrific performances from his stars. Mitchum is perfectly cast as the hard-drinking womanizer who has some regrets. Parker occasionally goes overboard but is otherwise fine as his estranged wife. Peppard turns in arguably his best performance as Mitchum's son from a dalliance with a maid. Even Hamilton does well in a role that seems to be tailor-made for Anthony Perkins. This long and absorbing drama is marked by good cinematography and score.


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