The Hustler

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

Genre: Drama
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1961-09-25
Run time: 134 minute / 2:14
Budget: $2,000,000
Revenue: $7,600,000
Director: Robert Rossen
Writers: Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen, Walter Tevis.
Production Companies : Rossen Films, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America


Paul Newman
as Eddie Felson
Jackie Gleason
as Minnesota Fats
Piper Laurie
as Sarah Packard
George C. Scott
as Bert Gordon
Myron McCormick
as Charlie Burns
Murray Hamilton
as Findley
Michael Constantine
as Big John
Stefan Gierasch
as Preacher
Jake LaMotta
as Bartender
Vincent Gardenia
as Bartender
Gordon B. Clarke
as Cashier
Clifford A. Pellow
as Turk
Alexander Rose
as Score Keeper
Carolyn Coates
as Waitress
Carl York
as Young Hustler
Robert Rossen Director

Sidney Carroll Screenplay
Robert Rossen Screenplay
Walter Tevis Screenplay

Robert Rossen Producer

Kenyon Hopkins Original Music Composer

Eugen Sch├╝fftan Director of Photography

Dede Allen Editor

Harry Horner Production Design
Gene Callahan Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Ruth Morley Costume Design

Jim Shields Sound Designer
Dick Vorisek Sound Designer

Herbert Holcombe Stunts

Marguerite James Script Supervisor

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