Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger, USA 1969, 113’
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Roving Woman

One of the undisputed masterpieces of American cinema. A film about failure, dashed hopes and unexpected friendship in New York – a city that destroys people seeking a new life. Three Oscars and the unforgettable roles of Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

Jakub Demiańczuk


  • Academy Awards 1970 - Best Picture, Director, Writing
  • BAFTA Awards 1970 - Best Actor, Director, Film, Editing, Screenplay, Most Promising Newcomer
  • Berlin IFF 1970 - OCIC Award
  • Golden Globes 1970 - Most Promising Newcomer

John Schlesinger

A prominent British film and theatre director, actor, and producer of television and documentary films. After successes in the UK, his career took off in Hollywood as a specialist in thrillers and dramas that raise important social issues. A three-time Oscar nominee, he finally got a statuette for Midnight Cowboy. He died in 2003.

Selected filmography

1962 Rodzaj miłości / A Kind of Loving

1963 Billy kłamca / Billy Liar

1965 Darling

1967 Z dala od zgiełku / Far From the Madding Crowd

1969 Nocny kowboj / Midnight Cowboy

1971 Ta przeklęta niedziela / Sunday Bloody Sunday

1975 Dzień szarańczy / The Day of the Locust

1976 Maratończyk / Marathon Man

1979 Jankesi / Yanks

1981 Słodko-gorzka autostrada / Honky Tonk Freeway

1985 Sokół i koka / The Falcon and the Snowman

1987 Wyznawcy zła / The Believers

1988 Madame Sousatzka

1990 Pacific Heights

1993 Niewinni / The Innocent

1995 Farma na odludziu / Cold Comfort Farm

1996 Oko za oko / Eye for an Eye

1998 Todd rzeźnik / The Tale of Sweeney Todd

2000 Układ prawie idealny / The Next Best Thing 

Cast & Crew

director John Schlesinger
screenplay Waldo Salt
cinematography Adam Holender
editing Hugh A. Robertson
music John Barry
cast Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro
producer Jerome Hellman
production Jerome Hellman Productions
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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