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Having been burned by compromises to censors on his earlier films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth, Paul Newman decided to star in as uncompromising a property as he could find. That property was Hud, inspired by a portion of Larry McMurtry's novel, Horseman Pass By. Hud Bannon (Newman) is a young Texas rancher who lives with his cattleman father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) and his hero-worshipping nephew Lon (Brandon DeWilde). Hud is an amoral, cold-hearted creature; his father, who
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Brandon De Wilde
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The four principal actors -- Newman, Neal, Douglas, and de Wilde -- are so good that they might well form the nucleus of a cinematic repertory company.
Where it falls short of the mark is in its failure to filter its meaning and theme lucidly through its characters and story.
Martin Ritt directed, putting a little too much dust in the dust bowl for my taste.
A blistering adult western which broke ground in its depiction of an unglamorous West and in the decidedly anti-heroic nature of its lead.
These questions are richer than they might have been in Hud because Newman...creates Hud as a sum of conscious choices, not an animal or an icon.
Paul Newman established himself as a superstar in this uncompromising antihero role.
Violating the the Producion Code, Martin Ritt's best film, which features Paul Newman in top form, includes forbidden words such as bastard and SOB, heard for the first time in American movie.
Newman at his best
Ultimately, a heartbreaking film that refuses to take the easy, happy route of life.
James Wong Howe won the film's third Oscar for his beautiful widescreen, black-and-white, wide-open-spaces cinematography, but director Martin Ritt (who was nominated) keeps things a bit too serious and self-important.
More or less plays out as a home-on-the-range knock-off of Nicolas Ray's brilliant Rebel Without a Cause.
Built around a huge performance by Newman this is an immensely powerful character piece, intelligently written and visually striking throughout.
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- Hud Bannon: Hud Bannon: You're half native already. I've never seen you in a pair of shoes since you have work here.
- Alma Brown: I wore'em once. I think to get married in. White satin pumps. I don't have'em anymore or the man.
- Hud Bannon: Hud Bannon: Man like that sounds no better than a heel.
- Alma Brown: Aren't you all?
- Hud Bannon: Honey don't go shooting all the dogs 'cause one of 'em's got fleas.
- Alma Brown: I was married to Ed for six years. Only thing he was ever good for was to scratch my back where I couldn't reach it.
- Hud Bannon: You still got that itch?
- Alma Brown: Off and on.
- Hud Bannon: Well let me know when it gets to bothering you.
- Homer Bannon: You're an unprincipled young man Hud.
- Hud Bannon: Don't let that worry you none. You got enough for both of us.
- Hud Bannon: I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
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