Hud Overview:

Hud (1963) was a Drama - Western Film directed by Martin Ritt and produced by Martin Ritt and Irving Ravetch.

The film was based on the novel Horseman, Pass By written by Larry McMurtry published in 1961.

SYNOPSIS

A career-defining role for Newman as Hud Bannon, a worthless heel whose womanizing, drinking, and arrogance constantly pit him against his father, Homer (Douglas). Widening the rift between the two is an incident that occurred 15 years ago, which resulted in the death of Hud's brother, Norman. The discord between father and son erupts when Homer desperately needs his son's help. Hud makes a bad situation even worse by romantically pursuing family housekeeper Neal. Hated by everyone - maybe even himself - Hud is clearly on a downward spiral, heading for a life of even more loneliness and pain. Based on Larry McMurtry's novel Horseman, Pass By. Stark, haunting cinematography by Howe.

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Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorPaul NewmanNominated
Best Supporting ActorMelvyn DouglasWon
Best ActressPatricia NealWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Tambi Larsen; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Robert BentonNominated
Best CinematographyJames Wong HoweWon
Best DirectorMartin RittNominated
Best WritingIrving Ravetch, Harriet Frank, Jr.Nominated
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Review: Hud (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 18, 2019 From 4 Star Films

“I’ve always thought the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner. Sometimes I lean one way and sometimes I lean the other.” – Paul Newman as Hud Hud is up for contention for the finest film Martin Ritt ever made and it comes down to a truly collective effort. When... Read full article


Hud (1963, Martin Ritt)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 2, 2014 From The Stop Button

Every once in a while in Hud, it seems like Paul Newman's eponymous lead character might do something selfless. Not redemptive or nice, but selfless. It's not the point of the film and not one of its promises–it's just visible how significant it would be for Brandon De Wilde, pl... Read full article


Hud (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 7, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, and Brandon de Wilde, the film revolves around a principled, old Texas rancher (Douglas) who has the help of his orphaned nephew Lonnie (de Wilde) and his troublesome son Hud (Newman). Most of the film reveals the conflict between the father and h... Read full article


Hud (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 7, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, and Brandon de Wilde, the film revolves around a principled, old Texas rancher (Douglas) who has the help of his orphaned nephew Lonnie (de Wilde) and his troublesome son Hud (Newman). Most of the film reveals the conflict between the father and h... Read full article


HMWBS: Hud (2)

By Anne Marie on May 29, 2013 From We Recycle Movies

Anne continues breaking her hiatus with this last entry for Hit Me With Your Best Shot, which ironically ends the same time as her self-imposed May break. Regular updates resume next week. Before we begin, I’d like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and writing for Hit Me With Your... Read full article


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Quotes from

Homer Bannon: It don't take long to kill things, not like it takes to grow.


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 either.


Hud Bannon: Happens to everybody. Nobody gets out of life alive.


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Facts about

French visa # 27456.
An extra playing the pharmacist/cashier in the drugstore diner scene resembles actor Richard Deacon enough that Deacon is sometimes erroneously credited with the role. It is not he.
Paul Newman played the part of Hud as a villain. He was later stunned that so many young moviegoers had a poster of Hud and viewed him as their hero.
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