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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:
Fine performances in well written family 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:
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

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Trivia:
Shirley Knight tested opposite George Hamilton for the role of Libby.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:One day some husband is going to kill you.See more »
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35 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Fine performances in well written family drama, 28 August 2003

This is a well written adaptation of the famous novel about a Southern family torn apart by the socially unacceptable behavior of its patriarch and the resulting tragedies incurred by his offspring because of it. All performances are exceptionally fine and neither George Hamilton nor George Peppard have ever topped these first outings for them both. Hamilton reminds one of Tony Perkins here - he would also have been perfect casting. He is also reminiscent of Hal Sparks.

Mitchum does very well in one of his best roles and although Eleanor Parker is not on screen very much, she gives a very fine restrained performance.

The joy of this film is in the writing- all of the characters are somehow flawed but they are all basically human and likeable because of it - there are no caricatures, no stock villains or heroes. The 2-1/2 hour running time goes swiftly by.

Bronislau Kaper's score is one of his finest. The unforgettable main theme - a combination of five notes, followed by four - with emphasis laid on the first note of both sets, is extremely moving - filled with both passion and sadness. It is available on CD from Film Score Monthly's series of remastered soundtrack music.

The only fly in the ointment is the VHS release - yes, this newest one- as with MGM/UA's release of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, they use a pan and scan of the CinemaScope image and the print is very fuzzy and washed out color-wise. The film is so good though, one is only minorly annoyed with this.

Do see it - it's very very well done.

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