The Day of the Locust Movie Review 1975

Information and Film Reviews for The Day of the Locust the Movie

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Compelling adaptation of Nathaniel West's novel concerning the dark side of 1930s' Hollywood. A no-talent amoral actress's affair with a meek accountant leads to tragedy and destruction. Told from the view of a cynical art director wise to the ways of Hollywood.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 140 minutes.

Cast and Crew

L.A., Showbiz Dramas
Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton, Billy Barty, Bo Hopkins, Richard Dysart, Geraldine Page
Conrad L. Hall
John Schlesinger
John Barry
Paramount Pictures, Jerome Hellman

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