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

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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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Adapted from a Broadway play by Michael V. Gazzo. The original stage production opened on Nov. 9, 1955 at the Lyceum Theatre in New York and ran for 389 performances. Ben Gazzara and Shelley Winters played the two leads in the original stage play. See more »


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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Music by Duke Ellington
Played at Marty's Bar after Pop and Johnny show up
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Dated and somewhat corny, but still entertaining
30 January 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Good drama showing how a family can be far different than what it appears when certain members refuse to live in the present. Nolan was good as the bantam rooster of a father and Franciosa shone as the drunken yet solid older brother. As always Silva, with that cruel face, was well cast as a heartless pusher whose love for money can only lead to disaster. I wanted to slap his hyper little helper; what a creep.


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