The Hustler Movie Review 1961

Information and Film Reviews for The Hustler the Movie

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The original story of Fast Eddie Felsen and his adventures in the seedy world of professional pool. Newman plays the naive, talented and self-destructive Felsen perfectly, Laurie is oustanding as his lover, and Gleason epitomizes the pool great Minnesota Fats. Rivetingly atmospheric, and exquisitely photographed. Parent to the reprise "The Color of Money," made 25 years later.


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Available on VHS
Running time 134 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Pool, Sports Dramas, Gambling, 4 Bones
Robert Rossen
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Jake LaMotta, Vincent Gardenia
Eugene (Eugen Shufftan) Shuftan
Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen, 20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1961: Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog.; British Acad. 1961: Actor (Newman), Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1961: Support. Actor (Gleason), Natl. Film Reg. 1997;; N.Y. Film Critics 1961: Director (Rossen).

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