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Info: HUD

HUD (NR)
1 hrs, 52 mins
RELEASE:
05/29/1963
CAST:
Patricia Neal, Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon De Wilde
DIRECTOR:
Martin Ritt

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A seminal film of the 1960s, Hud created one of the very first modern anti-heroes. Memorably embodied by Paul Newman, Hud is a man at odds with his father, tradition and himself. His 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. Hud is an amoral, cold-hearted creature; his father, who holds Hud responsible for the death of his other son, tries to imbue his nephew Lon (Brandon De Wilde) with a sense of decency and responsibility to others, but hero-worshipping Lon is devoted to Hud and isn't inclined to listen. Paul Newman was so repellantly brilliant as an unregenerate heel that his Oscar nomination for Hud was a foregone conclusion. Although Newman lost the Oscar to Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field, Oscars did go to Neal for Best Actress, Douglas for Best Supporting Actor, and cinematographer James Wong Howe for Best Black-and-White Cinematography. Inspired by the novel Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry (The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove). Directed by Martin Ritt (Norma Rae, Sounder, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold).

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