IMDb > Home from the Hill (1960)
Home from the Hill
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Home from the Hill (1960) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Home from the Hill -- Trailer for this dramatic story that will never leave your memory

Overview

User Rating:
7.5/10   1,807 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 81% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) and
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Home from the Hill on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
19 May 1960 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is the best of its genre! 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
150 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shirley Knight tested opposite George Hamilton for the role of Libby.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:
Hannah Hunnicutt:What else do you want him to be?
Capt. Wade Hunnicutt:My son.
See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
32 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
This is the best of its genre!, 6 October 2005
Author: sggar00 from United States

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (36 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Home from the Hill (1960)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Tragedy - SPOILER !!! alangalpert
Theron after the movie ended maxman-5
Theron couldn't count? maxman-5
Minnelli as Director ranier
The Dogs franbee57
Predictable? titanthomas
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Madame Bovary Kings & Queen Giant Greed Gone with the Wind
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.