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A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

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Mother
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Chuch
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Apples
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Spectator at Football Game
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Art Fleming ...
Jack - Mounted Cop
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A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

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9 September 1957 (Sweden)  »

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Anthony Franciosa was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Polo in the original Broadway production. He was nominated for an Academy Award for reprising the role in this film. See more »


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Music by James V. Monaco
Played at Marty's Bar
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A film ahead of it's time.
30 October 2003 | by (Brewster, ny ,usa) – See all my reviews

Back in the 1950's, it was not normal to see a movie that addressed a social problem such as Heroin addiction. The film also slightly implicates the US Army as the source of Johnny's addiction when he was in the Army Hospital following spending months in a cave in Korea. The film pulls no punches as it displays the ruthless pushers who will "put you in the hospital with Willie DeCarlo" if you don't pay what you owe for the Heroin. It also shows how addicts will do anything to get their next "fix". One really feels for Johnny's brother Polo who works as a bouncer to get money for Johnny's habit and at the same time trying to hide the fact that his brother is an addict from Johnny's wife and thier father. In addition, as one who grew up in a NYC housing project in the 1950's and 60's i have to say the on location filming in the projects brings back lots of memories of what my project looked like. I am happy to say i have a good VHS version of the film i took off the OLD AMC years ago (before they ruined AMC with commercials.)


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