The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Director: Robert Ellis Miller Cast: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett


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Based on the novel by Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter stars Alan Arkin as John Singer, who is deaf. Singer moves from a small town in order to be close to his institutionalized friend Antonapoulos (Chuck McCann), who is deaf and mentally impaired. Singer rents a room with a family whose father, Mr. Kelly (Biff McGuire), is unable to earn a living due to a serious injury. His teen-aged daughter Mick (Sondra Locke, in her film debut) is at first resentful of Singer's presence, but he ingratiates himself by introducing her to classical music (which he can "feel," if not hear). Singer likewise tries to brighten the lives of such unfortunates as alcoholic Blount (Stacy Keach Jr., also making his first film appearance), dying black doctor Copeland (Percy Rodriguez), and Copeland's poverty-stricken daughter (Cicely Tyson).

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/1993
UPC: 0085391119432
Original Release: 1968
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Arkin Singer
Sondra Locke Mick Kelly
Laurinda Barrett Mrs. Kelly
Stacy Keach Blount
Chuck McCann Antonapoulos
Biff McGuire Mr. Kelly
Percy Rodrigues Dr. Copeland
Cicely Tyson Portia
Johnny Popwell Willie
Wayne Smith Harry
Anna Lee Carroll Nurse Bradford
Hubert Harper Brannon
Peter Mamakos Spiramonedes
Jackie Marlowe Bubber Kelly
John O'Leary Beaudine

Technical Credits
Robert Ellis Miller Director
Robert J. Anderson Asst. Director
John F. Burnett Editor
Dave Grusin Score Composer
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
Marc Merson Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
LeRoy G. Deane Art Director
Albert S. Greenway Makeup
Thomas C. Ryan Producer,Screenwriter
Joel Freeman Producer
Carson McCullers Source Author

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The extraordinary performance of both Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke (former wife of Clint Eastwood) were amazing! The BGM (back ground music) engraved the film and embedded in my heart forever! I personally choice this timeless classic as the best American film score ever written in 20 century. Dave Grusin is a truly genius and his talent reflects on many his great works as composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, jazz player and producer (attention to details). WOW! The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (DVD/CD) is a collector item and it's good for anyone who understand and cherish "love"!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to seeing this film,now 40 years later. I saw scenes that were not in the original, and some of the original scenes were gone. The beauty of the story, and intensity were gone. Leave the originals alone!
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