Naturally this movie ratchets up the drama, so if you are not from this region you may think it unrealistic. Director: Writers: , , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , ». I watched this one for the first time last year, in celebration of Mitchum's centennial. Rafe has all the traits of a manly man that Theron wants and Theron has all the fatherly attention that Rafe wants. Also he'd be able to do some bream fishing while he was on location. The kind of man that walks around with nothing in his pockets.
Theron's youthful care free teenage life finally gives way to his budding adult manhood but somehow is related to the problems of his parents with a little of his own to throw in. All seems resolved until on the day of Libby's newborn son's christening, her father overhears gossip that his daughter was impregnated by Captain Hunnicutt, and goes into a rage. I would recommend this movie to anyone, its a past gone era of life that I remember so well and well acted. When a local teen Libby Luana Patten falls for Theron and gets pregnant with his child, Wade rejects her and her family. They produced quite a few, but none ever get much credit. Both receive on screen credits. The other George, George Peppard, studied acting with Lee Strasberg and after some work in television starting making movies.
Husband-and-wife team and wrote the script, making some key changes in Humphrey's story to play up the core conflicts. While Wade respects Rafe, his position is staunch that a bastard is not to be included or acknowledged. No cash, because anybody in town would be happy to lend you anything you need. He offers to include her in the life of her grandson, and she shows him that she has acknowledged him as Wade's son on the headstone. I've seen this film before but it was a whole different experience seeing the remastered version. His wife 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.
For example, I forgot how fast Home from the Hill moves along. Unbeknownst to Theron, Libby is pregnant, but she does not want this to be the reason for their marriage. In the end, several months later, Rafe encounters Hannah at Wade's grave. The toxic masculinity wreaks havoc on the entire family from Theron to Hannah to Rafe and Libby but especially Wade. I love the scene when Wade takes Theron George Hamilton to his man cave. If you want a good enthralling movie with strong character acting and a believable story line then this is the one for you. Join 1,767 other followers Sign me up! A method actor, Peppard wanted to be in tune with his character's emotions.
The film was entered into the. In this conversation he learns things about his parents that were previously hidden from him, including that Rafe is his illegitimate half-brother. Besides looking identical to a young Anthony Perkins, Hamilton is great. Wade's 17 year old son Theron George Hamilton is the laughing stock of those men. It centers around what most of my generation had in our small towns, that one rich family who owned everything. This film was originally intended for actors and , but the roles then went to Robert Mitchum and Eleanor Parker. An entry into the genre of Southern family dramas like Giant 1956 , Written on the Wind 1956 , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 and Splendor in the Grass 1961 , director Vincente Minnelli's has all the makings of a sweeping epic.
Peppard was also named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Home from the Hill as well. Wade breaks this promise increasing the tension in already dysfunctional family. We then see Wade and Hannah reconcile, at home, after seventeen years. Having grown up in the South, especially in a small rural town I completely understand and can relate to this movie. Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love affair with Libby Halstead , a local girl from a proper family, but her father, Albert's animosity forces a secret relationship.
Theron becomes disturbed by his parents' dysfunctional relationship and his father's treatment of Rafe. Rafe George Peppard , Wade's illegitimate son, is Wade's ideal but he won't recognize him as his own. The film is often recognized as one of the great melodramas directed by Minnelli late in his career. Peppard and Minnelli butted heads. Home from the Hill was his third and the following year would find him in his most memorable role, Paul in Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961. Rafe steps in to take care of what Wade made Theron abandon. The troubles and trials of their marriage spill over into their son's life.
Peppard threatened to leave the picture but Mitchum convinced him to stay saying that leaving would cause more problems than it was worth. 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. The best way to remember a lot about a film is to write about it for a class or something I doubt these posts will ingrain themselves like actual research did for Mr. Though Rafe objects, Theron decides to leave town never to return. A disillusioned Theron rejects both his parents along with the concept of family, and thus Libby, his true love. Each of these characters has an incredibly complex relationship with one another and—for a film with a lot of sweeping camerawork—Minnelli is incredibly gentle with the way he explores the relationships. That patriarch is Captain Wade Hunnicutt Robert Mitchum , the manliest man who ever did man.
She has raised their son Theron to be dependent upon her, but as he reaches adulthood Theron seeks his father's help in becoming a man. Captain Wade is one of Robert Mitchum's most macho roles ever. After Hannah leaves the room, Wade is then shot down by an unknown murderer who escapes. Much beloved in its time, it deserves more recognition for its exploration of toxic masculinity, its portrayal of a dysfunctional family, Minnelli's excellent direction and the great cast. Theron admires the slightly older and more worldly Rafe, and rapidly develops into a marksman and skilled hunter; he also learns about women from Rafe. Siegel purchased the rights in 1958 and the subsequent success of both the book and the movie adaptation afforded Humphrey the opportunity to quit his day job as a college professor and pursue writing full time.
Captain Wade's story, and ultimately Theron's, is a tragic one. . When he isn't taking care of business, he can be found out with his cohorts and hound dogs hunting for ducks. Krasner; edited by Harold F. The writers also knew how to capture the cadence of Southern speech and had even written another family drama located in the South,. No identification because everyone knows who you are. Sick and tired of being a mama's boy he seeks his dad for an education in how to be a true Hunnicutt.