Eddie and Fats compliment each other as players, and Eddie walks out. Bartender Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Cinematographer 1 Credit Eugene Schuftan. A screenwriter during the s and '40s, he had been involved with the Communist Party in the s and refused to name names at his first HUAC appearance. Rossen, who had hustled pool himself as a youth and who had made an abortive attempt to write a pool-themed play called Corner Pocketoptioned the book and teamed with Sidney Carroll to produce the script.
Sarah pleads with Eddie to leave with her, saying that the world he is living in and its inhabitants are "perverted, twisted, and crippled"; he refuses.
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But Eddie says that if he is not killed he will kill Bert when he recovers; invoking the memory of Sarah, he shames Bert into giving up his claim. Technical Advisor 1 Credit Willie Mosconi. Player uncredited Larry Gaynes Minnesota Fats Piper Laurie Bert, Eddie, and Sarah travel to the Kentucky Derbywhere Bert arranges a match for Eddie against a wealthy local socialite named Findley. He meets her again at a bar.