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Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 May 1960 (West Germany)
Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s.

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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>

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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 »

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19 May 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Das Erbe des Blutes  »

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$1,818,688 (estimated)

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$2,184,558 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Eleanor Parker was reportedly unhappy that Robert Mitchum was getting $200,000 and a percentage of the gross while she was getting only a flat $75,000. See more »

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Theron is shooting cans off a fence for target practice. However, every time he hits a can, it shoots straight up in the air instead of backwards. In addition, little puffs of bluish smoke are visible - probably indicating a small charge of gunpowder was used to propel the cans. See more »

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Hannah Hunnicutt: Well, Mighty Hunter. It's not going to be easy. He's got a mind of his own. I gave him that. Don't think he's gonna come to heel like one of your hunting dogs at the snap of your fingers.
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very underrated
10 May 2000 | by (British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this is Vincente Minnelli's great unsung film and may in fact stand as his best. It features one of Robert Mitchum's most perfect performances. The movie is provocative in terms of its ideas of manhood(some of its themes, particularly those concerning hunting, are very Hemingway-ish)This movie also presents a way of living that is today becoming increasingly anachronistic and unpopular. It is for this reason also that it is so fascinating - it presents a window to an ever diminishing way of life. Of course it is first and foremost a melodrama, but this aspect I found to be often overshadowed by the secondary themes and the little details, like Robert Mitchum's den (was there ever a room that defined machismo the way this one does?).


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