About

Hollywood, 1930s. Tod Hackett, a young painter who tries to make his way as an art director in the lurid world of film industry, gets infatuated with his neighbor Faye Greener, an aspiring actress who prefers the life that Homer Simpson, a lone accountant, can offer her.

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Directed by

John Schlesinger

Written by

Waldo Salt (Screenplay)
Nathanael West (Novel)

Runtime

145 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It happened in Hollywood. But it could have happened in hell.

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book movie business social satire 1930s actress lynch mob lonely man eve of world war ii movie mogul aspiring artist old hollywood cinema on cinema

Photos

Lists

#106 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Conrad L. Hall

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Burgess Meredith