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Home from the Hill -- A stupendous cast marks this poignant drama about a southern landowner who has trouble with his two sons, one of whom is illegitimate.
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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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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Long, Absorbing Drama 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)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (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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Trivia:
Shirley Knight tested opposite George Hamilton for the role of Libby.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Hannah Hunnicutt:Well, Mighty Hunter. It's not going to be easy. He's got a mind of his own. I gave him that. Don't think he's gonna come to heel like one of your hunting dogs at the snap of your fingers.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Long, Absorbing Drama, 28 September 2010
Author: kenjha

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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