The Hustler

The Hustler

1961, NR, 135 min. Directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Aug. 30, 2000

This pool-hall gem features Paul Newman as a young pool hustler who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats (brilliantly played by Jackie Gleason). Dingy atmosphere and great performances make this a standout. Eugene Shuftan’s cinematography won an Oscar.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FILM

The Hustler, Robert Rossen, Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

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