Night of the Iguana Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

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   John Huston directed this adaptation of Tennessee Wiliams' play about the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon and his misadventures with a quartet of women.
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   Larry is a disgraced clergyman who's had trouble controlling his libido and now works as a guide for a low-rent travel company. Trouble ensues when he takes a busload of females from a Baptist women's college -- spinsters except for one teenaged temptress -- to Mexico. Charlotte, the sexpot (Lyon, in a role similar to the one she'd just played in Kubrick's Lolita), makes a play for Larry. This gets him into hot water with the girl's vindictive chaperone.
    To avoid getting fired, Larry commandeers the tour bus and brings his charges to a remote hotel, run by his old friend Maxine, a lusty widow. Shortly after arriving, two more guests show up: Hanna, an unmarried artist pushing 40, and her elderly grandfather. Although Hanna seems prudish, especially in contrast with Maxine and Charlotte, she and the roguish Larry begin a tentative relationship.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   religious figure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Misc setting    -   beach

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy Is this movie based on a    -   play

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