- Original title
- Running Time
- 112 min.
- United States
- Martin Ritt
- Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
- Elmer Bernstein
- James Wong Howe (B&W)
- Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde, John Ashley, Whit Bissell, Val Avery, Crahan Denton, Curt Conway, Pitt Herbert, Yvette Vickers
- Production Co.
- Paramount Pictures
Drama | Small Town Life (North-american). Southern Gothic
- Synopsis / Plot
- Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."
: 3 Oscar: Actress (P. Neal), Supporting Actor (M. Douglas), Cinematography. 7 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay, Actress (P. Neal)
: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
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