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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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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 »

Goofs

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: What else do you want him to be?
Capt. Wade Hunnicutt: My son.
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Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963) See more »

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One of the Best Movies of all Time!
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie! I saw it originally as a teenager and am still in love with it today. If they ever do a remake of it, I'd love to play Eleanor Parkers, part! Robert Mitchum was at his all time best, as this truly lovable yet misguided man of the world. George Peppard can still make women fall in love with him, 47 years later and I don't believe George Hamilton ever gave a better performance. Luana Patton was believable as the scared teenager in love. As a whole, I'd say it was one of the best movies of 1960, if not of all time. This is southern life and love at it's best. If you play close attention, you'll see a lot of older character actors, Denver Pyle, for instance, that make the movie seem real, as though you were in Texas, living through the heartache and break with them, great performances by all!


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