12, 1964, 125 mins
DIRECTOR John Huston
STARS Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Grayson Hall
ORIGINAL NOVEL The Night of the Iguana 1961 play by Tennessee Williams
SCREENPLAY Anthony Veiller
Venue – Bridport Arts Centre
1964 Academy Award for Best Costume Design
After being defrocked from the ministry for having an inappropriate relationship with a “very young Sunday school teacher.” Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon (Burton) is leading a bottom-of-the-barrel ladies’ bus tour of Mexico’s churches and religious sites.
Teenage seductress Charlotte (Sue Lyon, right after her starring role in Lolita) is determined to snag the interest of Shannon. Her aunt, Miss Fellowes (Hall), accuses Shannon of trying to seduce Charlotte and declares that she will ruin him.