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


  (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)
Nora Bush ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom Gilson ... John Ellis (uncredited)
Duncan Gray Jr. ... Minister (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hilda Haynes ... Melba (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Bartender (uncredited)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Berthran (uncredited)
Freda Jones ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Party Guest (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)
Stephen Soldi ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Dub Taylor ... Bob Skaggs (uncredited)
Luree Wiese ... Party Guest (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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150 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #19325) | West Germany:16
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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 1960 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 »
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 »
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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Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963)See more »


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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Real good solid movie., 16 July 2007
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is a well made typical genre movie that features some solid emotions and characters and offers some well written plot elements.

It's a coming of age movie but it also is a (melodramatic) family drama. These type of movies really had been popular in the past and most of them also are really great ones to watch. Too bad they just don't make movies such as these anymore. This movie might not be the best in its genre but it has more than anything other elements in it to compensate for this.

One of them most definitely is the cast. Robert Mitchum once again gives away one fine performance. The movie also features a great and still young looking George Hamilton and George Peppard, though Mitchum on the other hand still looks the way he did 20 years before this movie.

The movie handles all of the genre elements really well and know to bring it in a good and original way. Definitely a surprising movie from Vincente Minnelli, who got his fame for directing other type of- and less serious movies. I especially like the way George Hamilton's character gets developed and changes throughout the movie, from a mothers-child to a real adult. It was also great how they handled the Robert Mitchum character. They make him not-likable but at the same time also intriguing and interesting enough to not hate him. It's sort of too bad that they made the mistake to let his character slowly disappear out of the movie for most of the last third of the movie, while he starts off as the main character. The movie does a good job at portraying the relationships between the characters, which is an essential part for movies such as these.

Despite the fact that the movie its story definitely has soap-opera like dramatic developments in it, you still get drawn in to it, which is I think due to the interesting characters and actors that portray them. It keeps the movie real.

The movie is set in the South of the United States, which gives the movie that special kind of- and warm atmosphere. Its sets, costumes and props all add to this. The time period the movie is set in also definitely benefits the movie. The movie also has a surprising good and likable musical score, by Bronislau Kaper.

Worth seeing if you get the chance to.


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