- Award Snub: Did fairly well at the Oscars, earning Oscars for Neal's and Douglas' performances, as well as the perfectly melancholy cinematography. However, the film missed out on a Best Picture nomination, which it might've been close to receiving, given how Martin Ritt managed to score recognition in the Best Director category.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Paul Newman played Hud as a villain. He was later stunned that so many young moviegoers had a poster of Hud and viewed him as their hero.
- Misaimed Fandom: Disaffected youth have long put up posters of the film n their rooms as a mark of admiration for this iconic counter-culture hero. The story is about Hud trying to get his father falsely declared mentally incompetent and himself power of attorney so he can sell his father's farm and keep the money. And he attempts to rape his love interest.
- Moral Event Horizon: Hud goes past this when, while drunk, he tries to rape Alma.
YMMV / Hud