The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust (1975)

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1975-05-07
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 48 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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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Camera Conrad L. Hall Director of Photography
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Art George James Hopkins Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Designer
Art John J. Lloyd Art Direction
Editing Jim Clark Editor
Directing Tim Zinnemann Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Del Armstrong Makeup Designer
Writing Waldo Salt Screenplay
Directing John Schlesinger Director
Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound Mixer
Art Richard Macdonald Production Design
Production Jerome Hellman Producer
Writing Nathanael West Novel
Crew Phil Adams Stunt Coordinator
Crew Marge Champion Choreographer
Camera Thomas Laughridge Camera Operator
Production Sheldon Schrager Unit Production Manager
Production Sheldon Schrager Associate Producer
Sound David Campling Sound Editor
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Del Kail Hair Designer
Camera Dave Friedman Still Photographer
Directing Karen Hale Wookey Script Supervisor
Sound Tom Overton Sound Recordist
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Crew Tim Smyth Special Effects
Crew Michael Maslansky Unit Publicist
Production Michael Childers Associate Producer
Lighting Richard Martens Gaffer
Art Allan Gordon Property Master