The Man with the Golden Arm Movie Review 1955

Information and Film Reviews for The Man with the Golden Arm the Movie

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A gripping film version of the Nelson Algren junkie melodrama, about an ex-addict who returns to town only to get mixed up with drugs again. Crooked card dealer Frankie Machine (Sinatra in a standout performance) returns after a stint in rehab, hoping to pursue new dreams. But his crippled wife Zosch (Parker) wants him to stick with what he knows while drug dealer Louie (McGavin) makes Frankie offers he finds harder and harder to refuse, even with blonde beauty Molly (Novak) to offer Frankie comfort. Considered controversial in its depiction of addiction when released.


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Available on VHS
Running time 119 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Drug Use & Abuse, Physical Problems, Books to Film: Nelson Algren
Lewis Meltzer, Walter Newman
Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, George Mathews, John Conte, Doro Merande
Sam Leavitt
Otto Preminger
Elmer Bernstein
Otto Preminger

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