Home from the Hill
Home from the Hill (1960)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 19, 1960
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Its rhetoric may be laconic and folksy, but its fury and its nobility seem distilled from Shakespeare.

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Diana Saenger

A great drama enhanced by the terrific performances of Robert Mitchum, George Hamilton, George Peppard and Eleanor Parker.

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Paul Brenner

Minnelli pulls back the stinky underbelly of this Texan-hell family in all his scope splendor

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...just entertaining enough to warrant a mild recommendation.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Powerful look at male roles, showing innovative approaches to story telling.

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Emanuel Levy

Along with Some Came Running, it ranks as Minnelli's finest family melodrama, lurid and flamboyant yet also deeply emotional and incisive in its critique of the patriarchal order; Robert Mitchum as the patriarch is superb.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
A trifle overlong but involving film firmly guided by Minnelli, one of his best non musical films. Always a master of effective use of Technicolor that trait… More
Stella Dallas
a touch too much of the 50s hollywood epic for my taste but highly watchable. a big macho melodrama in which mitchum of course rules and george peppard is… More
Walter M.
"Home from the Hill" starts with Rafe(George Peppard) saving the life of his boss, Captain Wade Hunnicutt(Robert Mitchum), when he is shot by a… More