It was viewed as little more than something men did to amuse themselves while drinking. But The Hustler changed that. With handsome Paul Newman and elegant Jackie Gleason knocking the balls around, suddenly the game was respectable. The movie—which was released 55 years ago today—was respectable too, earning nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture and nods to all four main actors , though it only won for its cinematography and set decoration. The comedian, best known for playing working-class loudmouth Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners which he created , had grown up in Brooklyn. Like Rossen, Gleason mixed it up with neighborhood toughs and got to be a pretty good pool hustler.
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Eddie departs to play pool in Louisville "during Derby week" - and he takes Sarah along. Enroute in the railroad dining-car, Gordon assesses their prey - and Eddie, while Sarah listens warily:. James Findlay is a very rich man. His grandfather left him twenty-five percent of his tobacco company He's a gentleman.
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Here is a list of the top movie quotes according to the American Film Institute. The AFI created this list to celebrate its th anniversary in I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.