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Home from the Hill (1960)

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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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This is the story of the Hunnicutt family, the love they sought, the sins they sinned, and the secret they couldn't hide! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Mitchum portrays the father of George Peppard. In reality, Mitchum was only 11 years older than Peppard. 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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Connections

Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963) See more »

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Not for the politically correct
25 May 2006 | by lee1888See all my reviews

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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