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Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 May 1960 (West Germany)
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Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Captain Wade Hunnicutt
... Hannah Hunnicutt
... Rafe Copley
... Theron Hunnicutt
... Albert Halstead
... Libby Halstead
... Sarah Halstead
... Opal Bixby
... Chauncey
... Dr. Reuben Carson
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Storyline

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>

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Drama | Romance

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19 May 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das Erbe des Blutes  »

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Budget:

$1,818,688 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,184,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,075,000, 31 December 1960
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The majority of location filming took place in Oxford, MS, near the University of Mississippi campus. George Hamilton recalled that author William Faulkner, who was writer-in-residence at the university, would climb up a tree and stay there for several hours watching the film being shot. Some scenes were filmed in the small town William Humphrey's novel was set in--Clarksville, TX. See more »

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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.
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Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963) See more »

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very underrated
10 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I think this is Vincente Minnelli's great unsung film and may in fact stand as his best. It features one of Robert Mitchum's most perfect performances. The movie is provocative in terms of its ideas of manhood(some of its themes, particularly those concerning hunting, are very Hemingway-ish)This movie also presents a way of living that is today becoming increasingly anachronistic and unpopular. It is for this reason also that it is so fascinating - it presents a window to an ever diminishing way of life. Of course it is first and foremost a melodrama, but this aspect I found to be often overshadowed by the secondary themes and the little details, like Robert Mitchum's den (was there ever a room that defined machismo the way this one does?).


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