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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 7.15 pm
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  • Drama
  • 1961
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 134 mins.
 
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Paul Newman stars as "Fast Eddie" Felson, an ambitious, small time pool shark who takes on legendary player "Minnesota Fats" (Jackie Gleason) to prove himself and hit the big time. Taken under the wing of shady gambler Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), Eddie pursues high stakes glory only to discover the real cost of winning. Nominated for 9 Oscars in 1962 including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, The Hustler features powerhouse performances from Newman, Gleason, Scott and Piper Laurie as Eddie's alcoholic girlfriend Sarah. Robert Rossen's astute direction, Eugen Schüfftan's superb cinematography, Newman's iconic performance and a fine ensemble cast make this film a modern classic.



Director:

 
Robert Rossen

Cinematographer:

 
Eugene Shuftan

Screenplay:

 
Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen,

Cast:

 
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C Scott

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