skip navigation
The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana(1964)

  • Saturday, March 14 @ 05:45 PM (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down
share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Night of the Iguana A defrocked priest surrenders... MORE > $19.99 Regularly $27.98 Buy Now

USER REVIEWS

user reviews

See Detailed Ratings
    Acting of Lead Performers
    Acting of Supporting Cast
    Director
    Music Score
    Title Sequence
  • No Ratings Available Add Yours Now
    Screenplay
    Cinematography
    Historical Importance
    Would You Recommend?
  • 0 Member Ratings

Add your ratings! Each of the detailed ratings you select will result in a cumulative score for this film.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

    Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
    Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
    Rate the Director
    Rating of the Music Score
    Rating of the Title Sequence
    Screenplay
    Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
    Importance in Cinema history
    Would you recommend for fans of this genre
Submit Ratings Cancel Write a Review Read Reviews

*By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use. TCM will use your personal information consistent with our Privacy Policy

NO REVIEWS AVAILABLE

The title has not been reviewed. Be the first to write a review by clicking here to start.

  • Low Rating for a Great Film

    • Rich
    • 9/4/12

    I find this film, out of the literary genre, to be an in depth look at some universal American character types. It's a rare film for people interested in plumbing the depths of human nature. It's not just about entertainment. It's about discovery and transformation....life and death. These are themes for the mature mind. They are presented here with great acting from all concerned; a good plot structure; and with plenty grace, insight, wit, and charm. The life drama here is well supported by the plot and the character exposition...for once. I find the rating on TCM TV of three of four stars to be just ludicrous. This is a great film.

  • I like Terry's last line

    • Jeff Boston
    • 5/22/12

    Easy gal winds up with cheesy pal in breezy locale. In 1964, this movie made viewers queasy it was so sleazy. John Huston was a great weezy of Mexico. Well deserved Oscar nom for its B & W cinematography.

  • Ava Gardner is Brilliant

    • David Atkins
    • 8/5/11

    MGM cast Richard Burton, at the time a huge International Star in Tennessee Williams The Night Of The Iguana.John Huston directs well a cast comprising of Mr. Burton, Deborah Kerr and the gorgeous and wonderful Ava Gardner. A bit of back story Bette Davis starred on Broadway in the play but cast difficulties with Patrick O Neal and Margaret Leighton prompted Ms. Davis to leave the show. When casting the movie Susan Hayward was considered and may have declined the role, and I do not think John Huston and 7 Arts ever considered Bette Davis but Ava Gardner got it and stole the movie.

  • A Lovely Role for Miss Gardner

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 2/20/10

    Ava Gardner's role was originally played by Bette Davis during the Broadway run of Williams' play. When Davis left after creative differences with her director and costars, Shelley Winters took over the part. Imagine how different the film would've been with Davis or Winters as Maxine instead of Gardner! But I think Ava is simply brilliant with this performance and a career high for her. Some reviewers have commented on the story's homosexual undertones involving the Miss Fellowes character. This is one of the first overt lesbian characters by Tennessee Williams. He revisits the theme of lesbianism in a later play in the 1970s called 'A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.'

  • Interesting, very interesting...

    • FrankieCee
    • 12/18/06

    Very interesting hypothesis Terry. Also, you offer a very insightful interpretation of the subliminal, emotional chaos which dominates the underlying frustrations inherent in each character's psyche. My biggest problem is that I "react" viscerally whenever I see impactful cinematic performances, lol. I view these films strictly on a superficial level and very rarely delve into a character's psychological makeup. You have done a wonderful job in clarifying matters. I'm certain then we both agree, that each actor turns in a exemplary, riveting performance under the astute direction of Mr. Huston.

  • Of course Miss Fellowes is hateful

    • Terry A. Hurlbut
    • 7/14/06

    Of course Miss Fellowes is hateful--and yes, she /is/ a homosexual. She nearly admitted as much in the scene when she thought she was talking to Charlotte (who had gone to see Shannon). Later on, Maxine identifies what's wrong with Miss Fellowes, and Shannon, while seeking to avoid making things less pleasant than they already are, confirms it.Hey--this is a Tennessee Williams play, and homosexuality /will/ play a part in it.And of all the characters in that play/film, Maxine is the only one who talks straight (pardon the pun). She knows Shannon better than he wants to admit, and says so from the get-go. The trouble is that she wants Shannon very badly, and Shannon is such a jellyfish that he doesn't know /what/ he wants.Then again, don't you get the feeling that the three marquee names in the cast are really portraying themselves?

  • I now know HATE!

    • frankieCee
    • 4/7/06

    I have very rarely "hated" anyone in my life, BUT, I truly do HATE, Miss Fellows, I mean HATE! Though Shannon may possess a propensity for lecherous behavior, Miss Fellows is nothing but a "frigid" sexually frustrated old biddy whose only goal in life is to be the ruination of the Rev. Shannon's. I actually believe that Miss Fellows desires Charlotte for herself. I detect an underlying inclination toward homosexuality with the sanctimonious, morally conservative Miss Fellows. You'll have to watch and draw your own conclusions. But be warned, "she" is a miserable, contemptuous old hag. The pity of it all is that "she" is not that old either. Yuck! She was cast strategically in this role as Shannon's nemesis. And, her annoying voice just makes me cringe with disgust!

  • Your Name
  • Your Email (optional)
  • Your Location (optional)
      Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
      Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
      Rate the Director
      Rating of the Music Score
      Rating of the Title Sequence
      Screenplay
      Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
      Importance in Cinema history
      Would you recommend for fans of this genre

  • Title of your Review
  • Your Review

    Character Limit! You have reached the 2,000 word character limit for this review.

  • Preview & Submit Cancel Submit Review Go Back
Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

Click the button below to read reviews and see your posting:

Close Detailed Ratings (optional)

*We protect your personal infortmation and will not provide it to anyone without your consent. For a complete explanation, please refer to TCM's Privacy Policy. By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use.