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The Day of the Locust (1975)

R
144 min | Drama, Thriller

An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Writers
Nathanael West (novel) | Waldo Salt (screenplay)
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Conrad L. Hall (as Conrad Hall)
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$17,793,000
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Release date
May 7, 1975 (United States)

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Donald Sutherland
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Karen Black
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William Atherton
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Geraldine Page
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Richard Dysart
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Jane Hoffman
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Ina Gould
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Florence Lake
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Margaret Willey
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Natalie Schafer
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Paul Stewart
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7.1 / 10 | 4,566 votes