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
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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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  • The Day of the Locust Photos

    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