Home From The Hill

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Mitchum is a rich Texas landowner who cheats on wife Parker. Their grown son, Hamilton, and Mitchum's illegitimate son, Peppard, are about the same age. Both live on Mitchum's ranch. Scarred by his parents' stormy relationship and not wishing to follow in their footsteps, Hamilton hesitates to marry Patten. She has a child by him, but ironically it is Peppard...read more

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Mitchum is a rich Texas landowner who cheats on wife Parker. Their grown son, Hamilton, and Mitchum's illegitimate son, Peppard, are about the same age. Both live on Mitchum's ranch. Scarred by his parents' stormy relationship and not wishing to follow in their footsteps, Hamilton hesitates

to marry Patten. She has a child by him, but ironically it is Peppard who gives the child a legal father. Though it is a little longer than it need be, HOME FROM THE HILL is a fine film that handles its delicate subject with the utmost sensitivity. The scene where the two brothers confess their

common progenitor is a gem. Camera work is fine, and the direction gives the story a natural flow. The ending, however, where Mitchum is shot by Patten's father, who in turn is killed by Hamilton, simply does not work and mars an otherwise fine film.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Mitchum is a rich Texas landowner who cheats on wife Parker. Their grown son, Hamilton, and Mitchum's illegitimate son, Peppard, are about the same age. Both live on Mitchum's ranch. Scarred by his parents' stormy relationship and not wishing to follow in… (more)

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