The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

78
  • G
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1968
  • Running time: 123 min
If John Singer could, he’d tell you about his inner world of beauty and dignity. But the card he holds must speak for him. “I am a deaf-mute. I read lips and understand what is said to me. Please do not shout.” In the performance that earned him an... read more
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If John Singer could, he’d tell you about his inner world of beauty and dignity. But the card he holds must speak for him. “I am a deaf-mute. I read lips and understand what is said to me. Please do not shout.” In the performance that earned him an Oscar® nomination and New York Film Critics Award as 1968’s Best Actor, future Academy Award® winner* Alan Arkin is Singer in this film of Carson McCullers’ acclaimed first novel. When he moves to a sleepy Southern town to be near his hospitalized friend (Chuck McCann), a brain-damaged man-child, Singer’s silent kindness draws to him others broken in body and spirit.

Original Release

07/31/1968

US Release

07/31/1968

Cast

Alan Arkin John Singer / Singer
Sondra Locke Mick
Laurinda Barrett Mrs. Kelly
Stacy Keach Blount
Chuck McCann Spiros Antonapoulos / Antonapoulos
Cicely Tyson Portia
Biff McGuire Mr. Kelly
Percy Rodrigues Dr. Copeland / Doctor Copeland
Jackie Marlowe Bubber
Johnny Popwell Willie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Ellis Miller

Writers

Carson McCullers, Thomas C. Ryan

Cast

Alan Arkin John Singer / Singer
Sondra Locke Mick
Laurinda Barrett Mrs. Kelly
Stacy Keach Blount
Chuck McCann Spiros Antonapoulos / Antonapoulos
Cicely Tyson Portia
Biff McGuire Mr. Kelly
Percy Rodrigues Dr. Copeland / Doctor Copeland
Jackie Marlowe Bubber
Johnny Popwell Willie
Wayne Smith Harry
Peter Mamakos Spirmonedes
John O'Leary Beaudine
Hubert Harper Brannon
Sherri Vise Delores
Robbie Barnes Ralph
Richard Fingar Sucker
Gavin Paulin Spareribs
Horace Oates Jr. Horace Oates Jr.
Don Swafford Dr. Gordon

Producers

Joel Freeman Executive Producer
Marc Merson Producer
Thomas C. Ryan Producer

Editors

John F. Burnett

1969OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1969OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1969Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1969Golden GlobeBest Actor - Drama Nominated
1969Golden GlobeBest Supporting Actress Nominated
1969Golden GlobeMost Promising Newcomer - Female Nominated
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