The Night of the Iguana

Directed By John Huston

DramaThriller / MGM Studios / Aug 6, 1964

Residing is a small hotel on the west coast of Mexico, Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, a defrocked Episcopal preacher, hides from his lecherous past. He finds work as a tour guide for a group of American teachers, but soon comes under criticism from their prudish leader when an 18 year-old in her care starts lusting after him. Shannon also receives a good deal of attention from the seductive hotel owner. He spends most of his time, however, with an idealistic spinster and her 97 year-old grandfather. This wheel chair-bound poet claims that he will expire upon the completion of his final manuscript -- a literary endeavor he has been laboring on for the last twenty years.

The cast includes Ava Gardner, Richard Burton, Skip Ward, Sue Lyon and Deborah Kerr.

The Night of the Iguana won 1 Oscar at the
1965 Academy Awards