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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>
Robert Mitchum portrays the father of George Peppard. In reality, Mitchum was only 11 years older than Peppard. See more »
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This is a great unsung movie. Robert Mitchum plays the perfect strong macho father of the fifties. If you're a bleeding heart or one of those politically correct people, and an animal lover. Stay away from this movie! When Dr. Phil was going to school, this was required reading on how not to be a father, mother, son or family for that matter.
Mitchum has two sons in this movie. One is by his wife's played by Eleanor Parker, who is cold as ice to Mitchum affections, and the other from a woman on the wrong side of town. But she is long dead and we never get to see her. A young George Peppard plays that son. I think this is one of Peppard greatest acting jobs.
This is a great must see movie if you like hunting and watching a son being brought up by a strong father and over loving mother. But I'm afraid you will have to catch it on cable if you're lucky. This film like many of Mitchum's films are not available on DVD
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