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The Night of the Iguana (1964)

125 min - Drama, Romance - 6 August 1964
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Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr star in Academy Award-winning director John Huston's adaptation of playwright Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Defrocked, alcoholic former priest T. Lawrence Shannon (Burton) has fallen far in his quest to sate his base, libidinous urges. Now working as a tour guide in Mexico for a group of female American schoolteachers, Shannon is caught with one of the women at the start of a night of alcohol and tropical heat that rips away the façades of repression that cover the perversions and personal demons of all members of the tour group.

Director:  John Huston
Stars:  Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Skip Ward, Mary Boylan, Grayson Hall, Cyril Delevanti, Gladys Hill, Emilio Fernández, Eloise Hardt

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Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr star in Academy Award-winning director John Huston's adaptation of playwright Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Defrocked, alcoholic former priest T. Lawrence Shannon (Burton) has fallen far in his quest to sate his base, libidinous urges. Now working as a tour guide in Mexico for a group of female American schoolteachers, Shannon is caught with one of the women at the start of a night of alcohol and tropical heat that rips away the façades of repression that cover the perversions and personal demons of all members of the tour group.



Tagline: One man... three women... one night

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  6 August 1964

Box Office

Budget:  $3,000,000
Revenue:  $12,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Seven Arts Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 05 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Grayson Hall {“Judith Fellowes”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Stephen Grimes
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Gabriel Figueroa
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) — Dorothy Jeakins – WON


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