• The Night of the Iguana (1964)

The Night of the Iguana

Release Date: 1964

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Lusty defrocked minister Lawrence Shannon (Richard Burton) is a tour guide in Mexico. Leading a tourist group from a Baptist women's college, he finds it difficult to avoid acting on his attraction to Charlotte (Sue Lyon), the young niece of the group's leader, Judith Fellowes (Grayson Hall). When Fellowes swears to ruin him, Shannon strands the bus at a hotel to seek advice from the manager, an old friend. Over the course of one night, the alcoholic Shannon spirals out of control.

Cast: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Skip Ward, Grayson Hall, Cyril Delevanti, Mary Boylan

Director: John Huston

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Seven Arts Productions

Keywords: Dark, Hotel, Temptation, Fall, 1960s

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Awards

Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)