The Hustler

United States, 1961

Film
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Paul Newman is Fast Eddie Felson, the fastest-talking, sharpest-shooting pool shark in town. The film traces his struggle to gain the World Championship from the reigning pool king, Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). Newman’s Fast Eddie symbolises the struggle of the down-and-out in America. The film features exceptional black and white photography (the cinematography won an Academy Award), and a witty, literate script based on the novel by Walter Tevis.

Credits

producer/director

Robert Rossen

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

02:15:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37138

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gambling

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Gambling

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Gambling

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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