Paul Newman turns in a towering performance as the young drifter and pool hustler who takes on the legendary Minnesota Fats. Rossen adapted the novel by Walter Tevis and with cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan brilliantly captured the shadows, smoke and atmosphere of seedy American pool halls.
- Robert Rossen
- Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch, Clifford A. Pellow, Jake LaMotta, Gordon B. Clarke, Alexander Rose, Carolyn Coates, Carl York, Vincent Gardenia, William Adams, Tom Ahearne, Charles Andre, Robert Daget, Don De Leo, Charles Dierkop, William Duell, Jim Dukas, Brendan Fay, Jack Healy, Hoke Howell, Don Koll, Charles McDaniel, Charles Mosconi, Willie Mosconi, Sid Raymond, Art Smith
- 134 min