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The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

 -  Drama  -  16 January 1956 (Brazil)
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Strung-out junkie deals with daily demoralizing drug addiction while crippled wife and card sharks continue to pull him down.

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Frankie Machine is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction. Written by Mike Campanelli <mjc@rubinbaum.com>

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16 January 1956 (Brazil)  »

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El hombre del brazo de oro  »

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Marlon Brando was offered the role of Frankie Machine, but Frank Sinatra jumped at the opportunity and was signed before Brando could accept. See more »

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Zasha's scrapbook is titled "My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidence" (instead of "accidents"). See more »

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Sparrow: You all right... you know?
Frankie Machine: The monkey's gone.
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Referenced in Bewitched: The Girl with the Golden Nose (1966) See more »

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Jazz sequences
Played by Shorty Rogers and His Giants with Shelly Manne
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One of the best movies of the '50s
24 March 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This is easily one of the best movies of the 1950s. Otto Preminger directed only four or five really good movies and this is one of them. Frank Sinatra gives his best performance and the music score by Elmer Bernstein is dynamite. From the opening titles (by Saul Bass) to the hysteria of drug addict Frank going cold turkey, this is a riveting movie! With Kim Novak (giving a very good performance), Eleanor Parker (giving a very bad performance) as well as Darren McGavin as the reptilian pusher and Arnold Stang as Frank's grifter pal. Beware of bad prints: this movie is in the public domain so some copies are pretty rough.


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