The Hustler

The Hustler

  • 1961
  • Not Rated
  • 134 min
  • USA
  • drama, sport

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.

Director: Robert Rossen

Writer: Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen

Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Won 1962 BAFTA Award for Best Film from any Source

Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason give iconic performances in this dark, morally complex tale of redemption.

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  • Robert Rossen
    Robert Rossen
    Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 - February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades. His 1949 film All the King's Men won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, while Rossen was nominated for an Oscar as Best Director. He won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best...

Main Cast


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

Certificate: Not Rated

Genres: drama, sport

Categories: playing pool, gambling, arrogance, drunkenness, talent, defeat, suicide, alcohol, bar, billard, hustler, pool, money, game, drunk


Producer: Robert Rossen

Editor: Dede Allen

Director of photography: Eugen Schüfftan

Original music composer: Kenyon Hopkins

Costume design: Ruth Morley

Production design: Harry Horner

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 134 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Black and White