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William Humphrey's novel Home From the Hill is compressed into 150 minutes for this MGM all-starrer. Robert Mitchum plays Capt. Wade Hunnicutt, a Texas millionaire, married to Hannah (Eleanor Parker). The Hunnicutts have two children of approximately the same age: Wade's biological son, Theron (George Hamilton in one of his earliest film roles), and his illegitimate son, Rafe (George Peppard). As the story opens, Wade conducts an extramarital affair; meanwhile, Theron (George Hamilton), disturbed by his parents' dysfunctional relationship, is not anxious to marry his true love, Libby Halstead (Luana Patten). The vicious cycle threatens to continue when Libby gives birth to Theron's out-of-wedlock son, but it is Rafe who turns Libby into an "honest woman" by acting as father to the child. Vincente Minnelli directs his material operatically, which is as it should be given the larger-than-life character and emotional entanglements he has to deal with. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review George Peppard Best Supporting Actor 1960 Winner
National Board of Review Robert Mitchum Best Actor 1960 Winner
Directors Guild of America Vincente Minnelli Best Director 1960 Nominee

Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Capt. Wade Hunnicutt
Eleanor Parker
as Hannah Hunnicutt
George Peppard
as Rafe Copley
George Hamilton
as Theron Hunnicutt
Everett Sloane
as Albert Halstead
Luana Patten
as Libby Halstead
Anne Seymour
as Sarah Halstead
Constance Ford
as Opal Bixby
Ken Renard
as Chauncey
Ray Teal
as Dr. Reuben Carson
Stuart Randall
as Ramsey
Denver Pyle
as Marshall Bradley
Burt Mustin
as Gas Station Attendant
Charlie Briggs
as Dick Gibbons
Dub Taylor
as Bob Skaggs
Hilda Haynes
as Melba
Dan Sheridan
as Peyton Siles
Tom Gilson
as John Ellis
Orville Sherman
as Ed Dinwoodie

Crew

Vincente Minnelli
Director
Edmund Grainger
Producer
Sol C. Siegel
Producer
Harriet Frank, Jr.
Screenwriter
William Humphrey
Book Author
Irving Ravetch
Screenwriter
Milton Krasner
Cinematographer
Charles Wolcott
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
Harold Kress
Editor
George W. Davis
Art Director
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer
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