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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 »
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Those Wild Oats 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:
Eleanor Parker was reportedly unhappy that Robert Mitchum was getting $200,000 and a percentage of the gross while she was getting only a flat $75,000.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Rafe and Theron start the hunt for the boar, they let the dogs loose and then they run down the trail after them. As the camera pans to follow their movement, an obvious puff of cigarette smoke from a crew person off camera drifts into the shot from the right.See more »
Quotes:
Hannah Hunnicutt:I haven't lived with your father since before you were born.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Those Wild Oats, 30 June 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Home From The Hill though it is located in Texas has the look and feel of those southern stories made so popular back in the day by William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams. This is not the Texas of say Giant, this is East Texas which bares quite a lot of resemblance to the delta country of Louisiana and Mississippi. And Robert Mitchum's Wade Hunnicutt is not quite the same kind of local patriarch as Rock Hudson's Bick Benedict.

Whatever else Bick Benedict was he was certainly loyal to Elizabeth Taylor. Whereas Robert Mitchum's been absolutely notorious for sowing his wild oats around the whole region. Eleanor Parker stays married to him, more for the sake of propriety than anything else, and for their son George Hamilton.

Some of Mitchum's good old boy drinking buddies like Guinn Williams and Denver Pyle send young Hamilton on that southern tradition, a futile snipe hunt. That little prank actually sets the whole plot of the film into gear. It's supposed to be women who gossip, but these good old boys also with some of their locker room gossip that Everette Sloane overhears that sets the climax of the film going.

Robert Mitchum is cast in one of his best roles and it's ironic that he was a second choice for Clark Gable. I doubt that Gable could have done better with this part. The always dependable Eleanor Parker matches Mitchum all the way with her performance as the suppressed wife.

George Hamilton and George Peppard got very good roles in Home from the Hill in the salad days of their respective careers.

Though Home from the Hill does veer into soap opera it's held together primarily by director Vincent Minnelli and by a great cast he assembled.

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