Aroview: Classic Paul Newman, playing a pool-shark with potential who gets into a match with the legendary Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). George C Scott plays his nemesis, Piper Laurie his dipsomaniac girlfriend. Classic hardboiled poetry. Note: Newman played the same character in Scorcese’s THE COLOUR OF MONEY, some thirty years later.
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4 stars (Very Good) A classic poolhall drama, complete with hustles, bluffs, and some fantastic pool shots. All filmed in beautiful black and white, and starring an edgy young Newman who refuses to give in.~Tom H