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Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
29 May 1963 (USA) See more »
The man with the barbed wire soul! See more »
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Newman ... Hud Bannon

Melvyn Douglas ... Homer Bannon

Patricia Neal ... Alma Brown

Brandon De Wilde ... Lonnie Bannon (as Brandon de Wilde)

Whit Bissell ... Mr. Burris

Crahan Denton ... Jesse

John Ashley ... Hermy

Val Avery ... Jose

George Petrie ... Joe Scanlon
Curt Conway ... Truman Peters
Sheldon Allman ... Mr. Thompson

Pitt Herbert ... Mr. Larker
Carl Low ... Mr. Kirby
Robert Hinkle ... Rodeo Announcer Frank
Don Kennedy ... Charlie Tucker
Sharyn Hillyer ... Myra (as Sharon Hillyer)

Yvette Vickers ... Lily Peters
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warren Anderson ... Proprietor Sweeping Glass (uncredited)

Peter Brooks ... George (uncredited)
Elmer Wayne Brown ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Nino Candido ... Patron (uncredited)
Dennis Hedlund ... Patron in Cafe (uncredited)

John Indrisano ... Barroom Brawler (uncredited)

David Kent ... Donald (uncredited)
Frank Killmond ... Dumb Billy (uncredited)

Montie Montana ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Simon Prescott ... Man in Greased Pig Sequence (uncredited)
John Quijada ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Ritt 
Writing credits
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)

Larry McMurtry (from a novel by)

Produced by
Irving Ravetch .... producer
Martin Ritt .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein (music scored by)
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht (edited by)
Art Direction by
Tambi Larsen 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (costumes)
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Lloyd Anderson .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Andrew J. Durkus .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound recordist (as John Carter)
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Rex Wimpy .... second unit photography
Carl Manoogian .... key grip (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Czech Republic:15 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Hungary:12 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #20308) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Patricia Neal said in her autobiography that she and Paul Newman "worked together beautifully."See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the first scene, you can see the cameramen and tripod of the cameras in the window of the store.See more »
[first lines]
Lonnie Bannon:OK, thanks for the lift.
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Movie Connections:
The Great Titanic (It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down)See more »


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52 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Great American prose poem, 13 September 2002
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

One Hell of a movie, and very nearly perfect. Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, and Brandon De Wilde star as three generations of a ranching family. Douglas is the patriarch, stern and strong, but clearly moving ever closer to the end of his life. Paul Newman, who plays the title character, is his youngest and only surviving son. There is an obvious but unspoken conflict between the two of them. In the middle is Brandon De Wilde, actually the film's main character (although all the choice acting moments belong to Douglas and Newman, and the yet to be mentioned Patricia Neal). His father, Newman's brother, died when he was very young. Growing up in Douglas' shadow, he worships the man and tries to emulate his moral code. However, his wilder side sees the untamed Newman as a sort of folk hero, and the rare times when he gets to hang out with his uncle seem to him to be the best of his life. Patricia Neal plays their maid (brilliantly, I should immediately state), after whom both uncle and nephew lust. A different conflict arises from this. As Hud, Paul Newman has many chances to be a second James Dean, exploding with emotion. Those scenes are excellent, of course, but where Hud succeeds most is at the edges of the screen. It is an enormously subtle film. The filmmakers should especially be commended for their amazing use of musical score. There is a really beautiful score, but it is never used, not once, to steer the audience's emotions. A good 90% of the film has no music in the background. Hud is an American masterpiece. 10/10.

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