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 900 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rossen Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Rossen
star 7.7/10
From 900 Ratings


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
  • Jake LaMotta

    as Bartender
  • Vincent Gardenia

    as Bartender
  • Gordon B. Clarke

    as Cashier
  • Clifford A. Pellow

    as Turk
  • Alexander Rose

    as Score Keeper
  • Carolyn Coates

    as Waitress
  • Carl York

    as Young Hustler
  • Willie Mosconi

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