Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »
Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.
A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.
At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to ... See full summary »
Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him.Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
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 1960s 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 »
The wild hog appears to be a painted domestic pig with phony tusks attached. A real wild hog would never be that fat either. See more »
Though not one of its director's best, this film has to be one of the best ways to pass a rainy afternoon or dull night. Robert Mitchum has two sons: one legitimate (George Hamilton, who is spoilt and preppy) and one illegitimate (George Peppard, who is macho and resourceful but also one of nature's gentlemen, and lives in a hut with his dogs, waiting patiently for a word of kindness from his father). Mitchum also has a Southern belle wife who's locked the bedroom door against him for 18 years. Simmering tensions and overcooked dialogue make this just incredible fun - see it if you can.
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