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The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

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Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra
Frankie Machine
Eleanor Parker Eleanor Parker
Zosh Machine
Kim Novak Kim Novak
Molly
Arnold Stang Arnold Stang
Sparrow
Robert Strauss Robert Strauss
Schwiefka
John Conte John Conte
Drunky


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Walter Newman Walter Newman
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Lewis Meltzer Lewis Meltzer
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The Man with the Golden Arm

2 years, 5 months ago at Sep 5 5:38
The Man with the Golden Arm has seen its reputation mellow in comparison to other addiction dramas from the era, namely The Lost Weekend. I suppose falling into the public domain and an avalanche of poor home video releases can do that to a movie. Shame as The Man with the Golden Arm has a lot to offer the viewer on all fronts, not just as historical trivia as the first major release to tackle dru... read more
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Strung-out junkie deals with daily demoralizing drug addiction while crippled wife and card sharks continue to pull him down.
Release date: 16 January 1956
UPC: 025493070125
Tags: Poker (4), Drama (4), Addiction (3), Heroin (3), Jail (3), 1955 (3), Drugs (3), (2), Game (2), 1950s (2), Magic Trick (2), Spiral Staircase (2), Based On Novel (2), Kim Novak (2), Usa (1), Convict (1), Invalid Wife (1), Prison (1), Husband Wife Relationship (1), Crooked Gambling (1)
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The Man with the Golden Arm

“The Man with the Golden Arm has seen its reputation mellow in comparison to other addiction dramas from the era, namely The Lost Weekend. I suppose falling into the public domain and an avalanche of poor home video releases can do that to a movie. Shame as The Man with the Golden Arm has a lot to offer the viewer on all fronts, not just as historical trivia as the first major release to tackle drug addiction.   Loosely based on the Nelson Algren novel, shining more light and injecting more hope into the proceedings (this was the heyday of the Hays Code and strict censorship, after all), but don’t ever mistake this for an easy viewing experience. From the first frame, in which Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) returns to his neighborhood after a stint in a prison hospital to kick his her” read more

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