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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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Shirley Knight tested opposite George Hamilton for the role of Libby. 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: What else do you want him to be?
Capt. Wade Hunnicutt: My son.
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Fine performances in well written family drama

This is a well written adaptation of the famous novel about a Southern family torn apart by the socially unacceptable behavior of its patriarch and the resulting tragedies incurred by his offspring because of it. All performances are exceptionally fine and neither George Hamilton nor George Peppard have ever topped these first outings for them both. Hamilton reminds one of Tony Perkins here - he would also have been perfect casting. He is also reminiscent of Hal Sparks.

Mitchum does very well in one of his best roles and although Eleanor Parker is not on screen very much, she gives a very fine restrained performance.

The joy of this film is in the writing- all of the characters are somehow flawed but they are all basically human and likeable because of it - there are no caricatures, no stock villains or heroes. The 2-1/2 hour running time goes swiftly by.

Bronislau Kaper's score is one of his finest. The unforgettable main theme - a combination of five notes, followed by four - with emphasis laid on the first note of both sets, is extremely moving - filled with both passion and sadness. It is available on CD from Film Score Monthly's series of remastered soundtrack music.

The only fly in the ointment is the VHS release - yes, this newest one- as with MGM/UA's release of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, they use a pan and scan of the CinemaScope image and the print is very fuzzy and washed out color-wise. The film is so good though, one is only minorly annoyed with this.

Do see it - it's very very well done.


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