October 11, 2011
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 135 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
An arrogant and amoral hustler haunts pool rooms to get a crack at bringing down Minnesota Fats. When he starts to have real feelings for a woman, he's faced with a dilemma. See The Color of Money, an excellent sequel made 25 years later, for which Newman won Best Actor. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Paul Newman; Best Adapted Screenplay.
Paul Newman lost the Best Actor Oscar to Maximilian Schell who won the Academy Award in 1961 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg."
Willie Mosconi served as the technical advisor for the film; Marguerite James was the script supervisor; Muky did the still photography; and optical effects were done by Film Opticals.
Shot in CinemaScope.
In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists "The Hustler" as one of his favorite films.