Patricia Neal is remembered for her roles in 'World War II' movies. She is best known for portraying a war widow in the science fiction movie ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ (1951). She earned several awards, including an 'Academy Award for Best Actress' for her role as 'Alma Brown' in the Western drama film ‘Hud’ (1963).
Her performance as 'Lt Maggie Haynes' in the war film ‘In Harm’s Way’ (1965) was recognised by a 'BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.'
Neal went through a turbulent personal life with a number of affairs and breakups due to which she suffered a nervous breakdown in the early 1950s. She brought herself back on track and appeared in the television series ‘The Play of the Week’ (1960). She played a lead role in the television film ‘The Homecoming: A Christmas Story’ (1971) for which she won a 'Golden Globe Award.’
Homer Bannon is an honest and hard-working rancher in Texas. He has a bitter relationship with Hud, his son, who is selfish, egotistical and arrogant, and also an alcoholic since he killed his brother in a car crash. When they lose one of their cows due to a disease, he claims his father to be mentally incompetent to save the herd.
This 1951 black-and-white sci-fi film tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor, Klaatu, who comes to Earth, along with a robot ,to deliver an important message, and to rescue to Earth from the greatest threat.
The movie follows Holly Golightly who has a habit of staring at the windows of Tiffany & Co. and is looking for a wealthy man to marry. Things take a romantic turn when struggling writer Paul Varjak moves in next door. Holly eventually finds true love and happiness with Paul.
This drama film revolves around the story of a young American boy who is unable to overcome a speech defect, and is also disturbed by the constant quarrel between both his parents. Though he finds himself facing an emotional breakdown when his parents get divorced, he soon finds friendship with a French chef.
Three women claim to be the biological mother of a five-year-old boy left orphaned after a private plane crash kills his adopted parents in the California mountains. Susan Chase, Ann Lawrence and Phyllis Horn each have their own secrets that prove the boy is theirs.
U.S. Diplomat, Mike Kells, travels to Salzburg to meet his friend, Sam Carew, to retrieve some top-secret documents from him. When Sam ends up getting murdered, Mike finds himself trying to retrieve the documents, survive assassination attempts, and find out which of the two mysterious women, Joan Ross or Janine Betki is a spy.
Brant Royle returns to his hometown in Kingsmont, North Carolina, to build a new tobacco company and go up against tobacco magnate, Major Singleton, who had driven Brant and his father out of town. While Brant manages to win initially, his marriage to Singleton’s daughter Margaret contributes to his downfall.
Cookie’s Fortune is a black comedy film which revolves around a dysfunctional family in a small town and their various responses to the suicide of their elderly wealthy aunt. One of them, Camille, hatches a plan with her sister to hide evidence and make the death seem like suicide.
Patricia Neal Awards
|Hud||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1964|
|The Homecoming: A Christmas Story||Best TV Actress - Drama||1972|
|In Harm's Way||Best Foreign Actress||1966|
|Hud||Best Foreign Actress||1964|