The Day of the Locust 46 years old

It happened in Hollywood. But it could have happened in hell.

The Day of the Locust

Hollywood, 1930s. Tod Hackett, a young painter who tries to make his way as an art director in the lurid world of film industry, gets infatuated with his neighbor Faye Greener, an aspiring actress who prefers the life that Homer Simpson, a lone accountant, can offer her.

Credits

Bo Hopkins
Bo Hopkins

Earle Shoop

Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland

Homer Simpson

William Castle
William Castle

Director

Robert Pine
Robert Pine

Apprentice #1

Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page

Big Sister

William Atherton
William Atherton

Tod Hackett

The Day of the Locust Cast

Name Character
Pepe Serna She was 30, now 77 years old as Miguel
Natalie Schafer She was 74, 90 years old when she died as Audrey Jennings
William Atherton He was 27, now 74 years old as Tod Hackett
Karen Black She was 35, 74 years old when she died as Faye Greener
Paul Stewart He was 15, 26 years old when he died as Helverston
William Castle He was 61, 63 years old when he died as Director
John Hillerman He was 42, 84 years old when he died as Ned Grote
Bo Hopkins He was 33, now 79 years old as Earle Shoop
Billy Barty He was 50, 76 years old when he died as Abe Kusich
Richard Dysart He was 46, 86 years old when he died as Claude Estee
Burgess Meredith He was 67, 89 years old when he died as Harry Greener
Madge Kennedy She was 84, 96 years old when she died as Mrs. Johnson
Jackie Earle Haley He was 13, now 60 years old as Adore Loomis
Dennis Dugan He was 28, now 75 years old as Apprentice #3
David Ladd He was 28, now 74 years old as Apprentice #4
Bob Holt He was 46, 56 years old when he died as Tour Guide
Geraldine Page She was 50, 62 years old when she died as Big Sister
Lelia Goldoni She was 38, now 85 years old as Mary Dove
Ina Gould as Lee Sister #1
Donald Sutherland He was 39, now 86 years old as Homer Simpson
Gloria Stroock She was 50, now 97 years old as Alice Estee
Robert Pine He was 33, now 80 years old as Apprentice #1
Nita Talbot She was 44, now 91 years old as Joan
Robert O. Ragland He was 43, 80 years old when he died as Guest #5
Gyl Roland She was 33, now 79 years old as Girl #2
Wally K. Berns He was 45, 61 years old when he died as Theater Manager
Queenie Smith She was 76, 79 years old when she died as Palsied Lady
Angela Greene She was 54, 56 years old when she died as Guest #4
John War Eagle He was 73, 89 years old when he died as Mr. Gingo
Gloria LeRoy She was 49, 92 years old when she died as Mrs. Loomis
Norman Leavitt He was 61, 92 years old when he died as Mr. Odlesh
Paul Jabara He was 27, 44 years old when he died as Nightclub Entertainer
Nicholas Cortland as Projectionist
Florence Lake She was 71, 76 years old when she died as Lee Sister #2
Jonathan Kidd He was 61, 73 years old when he died as Undertaker
Roger Price He was 57, 72 years old when he died as Guest #3
Jane Hoffman She was 63, 93 years old when she died as Mrs. Odlesh
Wally Rose He was 63, 85 years old when he died as 2nd Asst. Director
Grainger Hines He was 26, now 73 years old as French Lt.
Virginia Baker as Guest #2
Margaret Willey as Mrs. Gingo

The Day of the Locust Crew

Name Department
George James Hopkins as Set Decoration. He was 79 (88) years old when He died Art
Jim Clark as Editor. He was 39 (32) years old when He died Editing
Richard MacDonald as Production Design. He was 29 (60) years old when He died Art
Gerry Humphreys as Sound Mixer. He was 43 (75) years old when He died Sound
Nathanael West as Novel. He was 71 (37) years old when He died Writing
John Barry as Original Music Composer. He was 41 (77) years old when He died Sound
Ann Roth as Costume Designer. She was 43 (now 89) years old Costume & Make-Up
Conrad Hall as Director of Photography. He was 48 (76) years old when He died Camera
Del Armstrong as Makeup Designer. He was 59 (87) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Waldo Salt as Screenplay. He was 60 (72) years old when He died Writing
John Schlesinger as Director. He was 49 (77) years old when He died Directing
Jerome Hellman as Producer. He was 46 (now 93) years old Production
Marge Champion as Choreographer. She was 55 (now 102) years old Crew
Thomas Laughridge as Camera Operator. He was 42 (now 88) years old Camera
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The Day of the Locust (46 years)

It happened in Hollywood. But it could have happened in hell.

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 07, 1975
  • Runtime: 145 minutes