The Night of the Iguana
First screened in May 2006 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: John Huston. Cast: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Grayson Hall, Cyril Delevanti, Skip Ward, Mary Boylan, Fidelmar Durán, C.G. Kim, Gladys Hill, Billie Matticks. Screenplay: Anthony Veiller and John Huston (based on the play by Tennessee Williams).

Twitter Capsule: Lays bare all the play's weaknesses, but Burton and Hall merit attention and Gardner has a real good time.

VOR:   Ludicrous on the whole, but best elements (photography, Burton, Gardner) are intriguing and impressive. Odd reflection of midcentury discourses around sex, doubt, Mexico.

Photo © 1964 Metro Goldwyn Mayer/Seven Arts Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Grayson Hall
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Gabriel Figueroa
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Stephen B. Grimes
Best Costume Design (Black & White): Dorothy Jeakins

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: John Huston
Best Actress (Drama): Ava Gardner
Best Supporting Actress: Grayson Hall
Best Supporting Actor: Cyril Delevanti

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