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Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 March 1960 (Japan)
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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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Erbe des Blutes See more »

Filming Locations:

Clarksville, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,818,688 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Long, Absorbing Drama
28 September 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A rich and powerful landowner tries to make a man out of his tenderfoot son while dealing with an illegitimate son and an estranged wife. This is perhaps the finest drama Minnelli ever made, as he elicits terrific performances from his stars. Mitchum is perfectly cast as the hard-drinking womanizer who has some regrets. Parker occasionally goes overboard but is otherwise fine as his estranged wife. Peppard turns in arguably his best performance as Mitchum's son from a dalliance with a maid. Even Hamilton does well in a role that seems to be tailor-made for Anthony Perkins. This long and absorbing drama is marked by good cinematography and score.


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