Bryan Appleyard

The bleak brilliance of Hud

Paul Newman plays a very 1960s hero: a drunk, a rebel, a cynic, a cold-hearted manipulator and, above all, an unrepentant seducer

‘I just naturally go bad in the face of so much good’: Paul Newman as Hud in Martin Ritt’s masterpiece. Photo: Granger/Shutterstock

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