The Night of the Iguana
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A turbulent masterpiece adapted from the play by Tennessee Williams. A defrocked clergyman-turned-tour-guide takes a busload of pious Texan church ladies to an Eden-like spot along the coast of Mexico where he battles their suspicions about his past, his own demons, and a young girl whose affections could destroy him. Ava Gardner crackles as the woman who tries to keep him from being torn in two by heaven and earth. Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: Best (black-and-White) Costume Design.
1964 - Academy Awards - Best Costume Design (b&w) Winner
Main Cast & Crew
John Huston - Director
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 118
- Color Format: B&W
- UPC: 012569677425
- Genre: Drama
- Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: May 2006
Classic Fight Scenes
Residing is a small hotel on the west coast of Mexico, Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, a defrocked Episcopal preacher, hides from his lecherous past. He finds work as a tour guide for a group of American teachers, but soon comes under criticism from their prudish leader when an 18 year-old in her care starts lusting after him. Shannon also receives a good deal of attention from the seductive hotel owner. He spends most of his time, however, with an idealistic spinster and her 97 year-old grandfather. This wheel chair-bound poet claims that he will expire upon the completion of his final manuscript -- a literary endeavor he has been laboring on for the last twenty years.
Includes the original theatrical trailer and a short color film called "On the Trail of the Iguana" that documents the making of the feature.
"...John Huston was in his element directing the 1964 version of Williams' last great play..." - 04/27/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C29