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."

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  1. Harriet Frank Jr.


  2. Irving Ravetch


  3. Martin Ritt


  4. Larry McMurtry


Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Hud Bannon

  2. Melvyn Douglas

    Melvyn Douglas

    Homer Bannon

  3. Patricia Neal

    Patricia Neal

    Alma Brown

  4. Brandon De Wilde

    Brandon De Wilde

    Lon 'Lonnie' Bannon

  5. Whit Bissell

    Whit Bissell

    Mr. Burris

  6. Crahan Denton

    Crahan Denton


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $2,500,000.00

Revenue $10,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • May 29, 1963
    NR, Theatrical



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