The Hustler (1961) (1961)
January 13, 2023 9:55 PM - Subscribe

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Fast Eddie Felsen (Paul Newman) and his adventures in the world of professional pool. Fast Eddie is a young hopeful on his way to challenging Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) for his world title. When he starts getting feelings for a woman he gets into a dilemma.

Director Robert Rossen

Writer Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen, Walter Tevis

Stars Paul Newman, George C. Scott, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, Willie Mosconi (uncredited)

94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

JustWatch listing.

posted by Marky (2 comments total)
Roger Ebert was a fan.
posted by StarkRoads at 10:13 PM on January 14, 2023

I liked it too.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:21 PM on January 19, 2023 [1 favorite]

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