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Director:
Writers:
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) and
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 May 1960 (West Germany) See more »
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When you talk about GREAT Motion Pictures you will talk about this one!
Plot:
Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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George Hamilton Leaves Home See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Captain Wade Hunnicutt

Eleanor Parker ... Hannah Hunnicutt

George Peppard ... Rafe Copley

George Hamilton ... Theron Hunnicutt

Everett Sloane ... Albert Halstead
Luana Patten ... Libby Halstead

Anne Seymour ... Sarah Halstead
Constance Ford ... Opal Bixby
Ken Renard ... Chauncey

Ray Teal ... Dr. Reuben Carson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Briggs ... Dick Gibbons (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Barbecue Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom Gilson ... John Ellis (uncredited)
Duncan Gray Jr. ... Minister (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hilda Haynes ... Melba (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Bartender (uncredited)

Burt Mustin ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Denver Pyle ... Mr. Bradley (uncredited)
Stuart Randall ... Ben Ramsey (uncredited)
Ed Russell ... Foreman (uncredited)
Dan Sheridan ... Peyton Stiles (uncredited)
Orville Sherman ... Ed Dinwoodie (uncredited)

Dub Taylor ... Bob Skaggs (uncredited)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Hugh Macauley (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) and
Irving Ravetch (screenplay)

William Humphrey (novel "Home from the Hill")

Produced by
Edmund Grainger .... producer
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Robert Priestley 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Mickey McCardle .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Conrad Kahn .... sound (uncredited)
Scott Perry Sr. .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert R. Hoag .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Charles Wolcott .... conductor
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
150 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (certificate #19325) | West Germany:16

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The majority of location filming took place in Oxford, Mississippi, near the University of Mississippi campus. George Hamilton recalled that author William Faulkner, who was writer-in-residence at the university, would climb up a tree and stay there for several hours watching the film being shot. Some scenes were filmed in the small town William Humphrey 's novel was set in - Clarksville, Texas.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Theron enters his room and sits on his bed after the snipe hunt, there is a telescope pointing to the left in the background. Immediately after, his father Wade enters and the telescope is now pointing to the right, which he then turns back to the left.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Wade Hunnicutt:...Kind of man that walks around with nothing in his pockets, no identification because everyone knows who you are. No cash because anyone in town would be happy to lend you anything you need. No keys 'cause you don't keep a lock on a single thing you own. And no watch because time waits on you.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
George Hamilton Leaves Home, 19 December 2010
Author: wes-connors from Earth

In 1960s Texas, real estate tycoon Robert Mitchum ("Captain" Wade Hunnicutt) is wounded, by the husband of one of his many feminine conquests, during a hunt. Young handy-man George Peppard (as Raphael "Rafe" Copley) comes to Mr. Mitchum's aide. Nobody talks about the fact, but Mr. Peppard is Mitchum's 22-year-old illegitimate offspring. Mitchum employs Peppard, but does not officially recognize him as a son. Mitchum's "legitimate" son and heir is gangly good-looking 17-year-old George Hamilton (as Theron Hunnicutt). Peppard chain-smokes, swings a rifle, and does other manly things. Mitchum beds women.

But, young Mr. Hamilton is known as a "mama's boy." He gets his main nurturing from mother Eleanor Parker (as Hannah). Though still sexy, Ms. Parker keeps her bedroom door locked. The film top-bills Mitchum and Parker, but deals mainly with the "coming of age" story concerning Hamilton's character, how it effects others in the cast, and uncovers buried emotions. Described as "wet behind the ears," Hamilton is taught how to hunt "like a man" by brotherly Peppard. Then, he is encouraged to ask pretty Luana Patten (as Elizabeth "Libby" Halstead) out for a date. Hamilton figures out what to do with her on his own...

Beautifully adapted by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr., from a William Humphrey story, "Home from the Hill" is a surprisingly effective indictment of illegitimacy. Director Vincente Minnelli manages the material exceptionally well, bringing the characters and situations to life; this is absolutely necessary, since the basic story is very often told. Known mostly for his musicals, Mr. Minnelli received award nominations from the "Director's Guild" and "Cannes Film Festival".

His theatrically poetic performance won Peppard a "Supporting Actor" award from the "National Board of Review". This group placed the picture at #7 for the year and gave Mitchum a combined "Best Actor" award for "The Sundowners" and "Home from the Hill". Peppard was also nominated by the British Academy and "Film Daily" in supporting and newcomer categories. The later noted Ms. Patten in the juvenile category, but "The New York Film Critics" polled her at #8 as "Best Actress".

In the critics' mind, Hamilton seemed to be playing second fiddle to Peppard, but he had just received similar accolades, for "Crime & Punishment, USA" (1959). Hamilton makes you believe he is the naive teenager he is playing. Watch Hamilton in the scene he plays with mother Parker, after several hours on a picnic with girlfriend Patten. From the moment he walks in the door, Hamilton leave you with no doubt about what the couple has been doing. Now, that's "method" acting.

******** Home from the Hill (3/3/60) Vincente Minnelli ~ George Hamilton, Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, Eleanor Parker

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