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Running Time
112 min.
 United States
Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
Elmer Bernstein
James Wong Howe (B&W)
Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde, Whit Bissell, Crahan Denton, John Ashley, Val Avery, George Petrie, Curt Conway, Sheldon Allman, Pitt Herbert, Carl Low, Robert Hinkle, Don Kennedy, Sharon Hillyer, 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."
1963: 3 Oscar: Actress (P. Neal), Supporting Actor (M. Douglas), Cinematography. 7 Nominations
1963: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
1963: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay, Actress (P. Neal)
1963: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
1963: National Board of Review: 3 awards including Best Actress (Neal)
1963: BAFTA: Best Foreign Actress (Neal). 3 Nominations
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