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The Pusher is a 1960 American crime film directed and co-produced by Gene Milford and written by Harold Robbins. The film stars Kathy Carlyle, Robert Lansing, Felice Orlandi, Douglas Rodgers and Sloan Simpson. The film was released in February 1960, by United Artists.[1][2]

The Pusher
The Pusher poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGene Milford
Produced bySidney Katz
Gene Milford
Screenplay byHarold Robbins
Based onThe Pusher
by Ed McBain
StarringKathy Carlyle
Robert Lansing
Felice Orlandi
Douglas Rodgers
Sloan Simpson
Music byRaymond Scott
CinematographyArthur J. Ornitz
Edited bySidney Katz
Milford/Carlyle Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • February 1960 (1960-02)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States




  • Kathy Carlyle as Laura
  • Robert Lansing as Steve Carella
  • Felice Orlandi as The Pusher
  • Douglas Rodgers as Lt. Peter Byrne
  • Sloan Simpson as Harriet Byrne
  • Sara Amman as María Hernández
  • Jim Boles as Newspaper vendor
  • John Astin as Detective
  • Beatrice Pons as Mrs. Hernandez
  • Ernesto Gonzales as Ernesto
  • John Fostini as Harry
  • David Ford as Detective Kling
  • William Doerner as Patrolman Genero
  • Antonio Obregon as Shoeshine boy
  • Jeno Mate as Bartender
  • Lee Jones as Young man
  • Donna Maran as Gert
  • Joanna Merlin as Shoeshine boy's mother


  1. ^ "The Pusher (1960) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "The Pusher". TV Guide. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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