Film Details



THE HUSTLER
Release Date: 26 Jun 1961
Duration (in mins): 133
Cast:
Paul Newman (Eddie Felson)
Jackie Gleason (Minnesota Fats)
Piper Laurie (Sarah Packard)
George C. Scott (Bert Gordon)
Myron McCormick (Charlie Burns)
Director:
Robert Rossen (Dir)
Charles Maguire (Asst dir)
Writer:
Sidney Carroll (Scr)
Robert Rossen (Scr)
Producer:
Robert Rossen (Prod)
Distribution
Company:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Production
Company:
Rossen Enterprises
AFI
Recognition:
NONE
Summary:
Newly arrived in New York from California is "Fast" Eddie Felson, a brash pool shark who makes his living hustling in billiard parlors around the country. Taking on unwary opponents, he allows them to win until the stakes are high enough; then he makes his killing and leaves town. Eddie has come to New York with his longtime crony and manager, Charlie Burns, to challenge Minnesota Fats, the undisputed champion pool player in the country. For 36 hours the two men battle, and, at first, game after...