Hud is a Western made in 1960 by Michael Ritt starring Paul Newman. Hud (Newman) is a young cowboy who lives with his father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) in Texas. Homer spends most of his time trying to convince his nephew, Lon (Brandon DeWilde) that Hud is not someone to look up to; Hud is trouble but Lon just won't see it. These men make their living off their cattle, and when the stock begin to get sick they have to devise a way to keep the inspectors from finding out. Hud wants to sell them but his father has them killed and Hud is none-too-pleased. Lon continually defends Hud to everyone no matter what Hud does. Homer is fed up with Hud's ways as conflict after conflict arises and Hud continues to drive people away. By the end, Lon must choose between the ideal he has of Hud and every one else.