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Hud

Hud
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Original title
Hud
Year
1963
Running Time
112 min.
Country
 United States
Director
Martin Ritt
Screenwriter
Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography
James Wong Howe (B&W)
Cast
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
Genre
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."
Awards
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
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