Saturday, August 8, 2015

Hud (1963) - (Paul Newman) Australian daybill

Hud (1963) - (Paul Newman) Australian daybill

This is a 13" x 30" Australian stone litho daybill poster for the 1963 Martin Ritt film Hud based on the 1961 Larry McMurtry novel Horseman, Pass By with screenplay by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. and starring Paul Newman as Hud Bannon. Plot summary: This is a contemporary Western drama played by a core ensemble cast including Texas cattle rancher Homer Bannon [Melvyn Douglas], his violent alcoholic son Hud, Hud's nephew Lonnie Bannon [Brandon de Wilde] and their middle-aged housekeeper Alma [Patricia Neal]. Life on the ranch is disrupted by the discovery of foot-and-mouth disease among the cattle, a state ordered livestock quarantine and the killing of the herd by order of the state veterinarian. Other problems cause major conflicts in the family including a profound antagonism between Homer and Hud and Hud's abusive interest in Alma. Hud won three academy awards including Best Actress (Patricia Neal), Best Supporting Actor (Melvyn Douglas) and Best Cinematography (James Wong Howe).

Cast and crew: Martin Ritt, James Wong Howe, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Brandon De Wilde, Whit Bissell, Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon de Wilde, Larry McMurtry, Crahan Denton, John Ashley, Val Avery, George Petrie, Curt Conway, Sheldon Allman, Pitt Herbert, Carl Low, Robert Hinkle, Don Kennedy

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