Hard-drinking, arrogant, womanizing Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) lives a self-centered, indolent life supported by his hard-working and morally upstanding father, Homer (Melvyn Douglas), on the family cattle ranch in Texas. Hud's teenage nephew, Lonnie (Brandon de Wilde), blames Hud for the car crash that took the life of his father, Hud's older brother Norman, but shows hints of following in his ne'er-do-well uncle's footsteps when both men pursue the family housekeeper Alma (Patricia Neal). Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences.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."
Wed December 1, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium
35mm • official site
Novel: Larry McMurtry, Director: Martin Ritt, Writer: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Cast: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde, Whit Bissell