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Pool Hall Days - The Hustler (1961)

Probably the coolest movie about billiards that there will ever be.  So this is about a pool player (Paul Newman).  He wants to be one of the greats, so he takes his shot at the best player in the nation: Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason).   432 more words


The Favourite Sister: Jean Simmons as Barbara Leslie in Until they Sail

During the whole month of August, TCM has a special event called “Summer Under the Stars”: one day, one star. Movies starring this star are broadcast on the channel from the morning until the night. 1,855 more words

It's Been "The Long, Hot Summer" and I Need a Sabbatical

On Tuesday I watched Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, and Jackie Gleason in the 1961 classic, The Hustler. All four actors received Academy Award nominations for this terrific movie. 499 more words

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Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie: three Academy Award nominations: Sarah Packard, Paul Newman’s crippled wife in The Hustler (1961), Margaret White, religious mother of Sissy Spacek in Carrie… 43 more words


Piper Laurie in "Ain't Misbehavin'" 1955

Piper Laurie: starred in Louisa (1950) with Ronald Reagan, Francis Goes to the Races (1951) with Donald O’Connor, Son of Ali Baba (1952) with Tony Curtis. 34 more words


The Hustler (USA, 1961)

Directed by: Robert Rossen. This was another Netflix find, which was all the more miraculous since Netflix sometimes doesn’t seem to know that there were movies made before 2002. 492 more words

‘The Hustler’: A superlative character study with phenomenal performances

Powerfully compelling, heartbreakingly realistic and moderately bleak, Robert Rossen’s The Hustler is a superlative character study and one of the finest films ever made on the subject of self-destruction and redemption. 699 more words