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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.
Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him. Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
Though not one of its director's best, this film has to be one of the best ways to pass a rainy afternoon or dull night. Robert Mitchum has two sons: one legitimate (George Hamilton, who is spoilt and preppy) and one illegitimate (George Peppard, who is macho and resourceful but also one of nature's gentlemen, and lives in a hut with his dogs, waiting patiently for a word of kindness from his father). Mitchum also has a Southern belle wife who's locked the bedroom door against him for 18 years. Simmering tensions and overcooked dialogue make this just incredible fun - see it if you can.
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