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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.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay), Irving Ravetch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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:
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
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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Erbe des Blutes See more »

Filming Locations:

Clarksville, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,818,688 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,184,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,075,000, 31 December 1960
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol C. Siegel Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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this film should be a cult classic
12 January 2003 | by BeccaHuffaSee all my reviews

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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