The Hustler

The Hustler (1961)

They called him Fast Eddie. He was a winner. He was a loser. He was a hustler.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1961-09-25
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 941 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rossen Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Rossen
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Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

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  • Paul Newman

    as Eddie 'Fast Eddie' Felson
  • Jackie Gleason

    as Minnesota Fats
  • Piper Laurie

    as Sarah Packard
  • George C. Scott

    as Bert Gordon
  • Myron McCormick

    as Charlie Burns
  • Murray Hamilton

    as Findley
  • Michael Constantine

    as Big John
  • Stefan Gierasch

    as Preacher
  • Clifford A. Pellow

    as Turk
  • Jake LaMotta

    as Bartender
  • Gordon B. Clarke

    as Cashier
  • Alexander Rose

    as Score Keeper
  • Carolyn Coates

    as Waitress
  • Carl York

    as Young Hustler
  • Vincent Gardenia

    as Bartender
  • Willie Mosconi

    as Willie (uncredited)
Production Robert Rossen Producer
Sound Jim Shields Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Morley Costume Design
Writing Robert Rossen Screenplay
Crew Herbert Holcombe Stunts
Camera Eugen Schüfftan Director of Photography
Art Harry Horner Production Design
Sound Kenyon Hopkins Original Music Composer
Writing Sidney Carroll Screenplay
Art Gene Callahan Set Decoration
Directing Robert Rossen Director
Editing Dede Allen Editor
Sound Dick Vorisek Sound Designer
Directing Marguerite James Script Supervisor
Writing Walter Tevis Novel
Production John Graham Production Manager
Art Albert Brenner Art Direction
Directing Charles H. Maguire Assistant Director
Crew Willie Mosconi Technical Advisor
Camera Saul Midwall Camera Operator
Sound Jim Shields Sound
Sound Dick Vorisek Sound
Costume & Make-Up Robert Jiras Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Donoene McKay Hairstylist
Camera Muky Still Photographer
Lighting David Golden Electrician
Camera Martin Nallan Grip
Camera William Cronjager Assistant Camera
Editing Dick Stone Assistant Editor
Sound Edward Beyer Sound Editor
Sound Angelo Ross Music Editor
Sound Kenyon Hopkins Music
Directing Don Kranze Assistant Director