The Day of the Locust

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In 1930s Los Angeles, Hollywood shines like a beacon to all the helpless people scattered across the city. In one crumbling apartment block, a blond bombshell (Karen Black) aspires to be an actress, an artist (William Atherton) looks for legitimacy, and a child actor performs a gross homage to Mae West. Cockfights and poverty prevail out of the glow of show business. Introverted accountant Homer Simpson (Donald Sutherland) watches as society collapses under greed and ambition.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Wednesday May 7 1975
Duration: 144 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Schlesinger
Screenwriter: Waldo Salt
Cast: Donald Sutherland
Karen Black
Burgess Meredith
William Atherton
Geraldine Page
Richard A Dysart
Bo Hopkins
Jackie Earle Haley
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