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Day of the Locust (The)

Country: USA, Language: English, 144 mins

  • Director: John Schlesinger
  • Writer: Nathanael West; Waldo Salt
  • Producer: Jerome Hellman; Sheldon Schrager

CGiii Comment would not fall for such a vacuous, ghastly woman?

It's easy to accept that Hollywood is corrupt and immoral - but, were all the men really that stupid?

The performances are good and it really does make for some uncomfortable viewing.

And...the kid deserved it. Ooops.

Are we not human? Not according to this.

Shocking stuff.'s Hollywood.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Life's flotsam and jetsam turn up at late 1930's Hollywoodland's door, once more, in this insightful tale of wannabes and desperadoes. Tod Hackett, artist, has inspirations to become noticed until he meets Faye Greener, blonde bombshell, and is immediately smitten. She has other ideas. She has Homer Simpson, victim, in her sights and cruelty and loneliness takes new meaning as all three are slowly sucked into the Hollywood system of sycophants, diggers and parasites, sucking the life from others as the life, and soul, is slowly sucked from them.

Cast & Characters

Donald Sutherland as Homer Simpson;
Karen Black as Faye Greener;
Burgess Meredith as Harry Greener;
William Atherton as Tod Hackett;
Geraldine Page as Big Sister;
Richard Dysart as Claude Estee;
Bo Hopkins as Earle Shoop;
Pepe Serna as Miguel;
Lelia Goldoni as Mary Dove;
Billy Barty as Abe Kusich;
Jackie Earle Haley as Adore;
Gloria LeRoy as Mrs. Loomis;
Jane Hoffman as Mrs. Odlesh;
Norman Leavitt as Mr. Odlesh;
Madge Kennedy as Mrs. Johnson