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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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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Version of A Hatful of Rain (1968) 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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a game of horse
26 December 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A Korean war veteran (Don Murray) has developed a raging heroin habit which he hides from his pregnant wife (Eva Marie Saint)and his father (Lloyd Nolan). He has those classic "I've got a monkey on my back" mannerisms which the audience can appreciate, while the wife and father wonder why he seems nervous all the time. His dealer, a character known as Mother, played by Henry Silva, and Mother's sidekick, a beatnik type known as Chuch, played by Gerald S. O Laughlin, are memorable characters. Murray is great as his desperation grows, in debt to Mother, trying to keep his problem a secret, pushed to the extreme. The powerhouse drama features an utterly fantastic role, played by Anthony Franciosa, as Murray's heavy drinking brother, who protects Murray but is in love with his wife at the same time. It could have all been too stagey, but thanks to director Fred Zinneman, there's action to spare in this gritty New York drama.


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