Hud is one of the seminal films of the 1960s. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry (The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), it created one of the very first modern anti-heroes. Hud (memorably embodied by Paul Newman) is a man at odds with his father, tradition and himself. Hud's only interests are fighting, drinking, hot-rodding his Cadillac and womanizing. Melvyn Douglas plays his father, an old-line cattle rancher, and Patricia Neal is the understanding and appealing housekeeper. Leading critic Pauline Kael called the movie a "hugely entertaining contemporary Western, set in the Texas of Cadillacs and cattle, crickets and transistor radios." Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1963, the drama won three: Best Actress (Neal), Best Supporting Actor (Douglas) and Best Black-and-White Cinematography (James Wong Howe). Directed by Martin Ritt (Norma Rae, Sounder, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold).
Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde, Whit Bissell, Crahan Denton, John Ashley, Val Avery, George Petrie, Curt Conway, Sheldon Allman, Pitt Herbert, Carl Low, Robert Hinkle, Don Kennedy, Sharyn Hillyer, Yvette Vickers