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A Hatful of Rain (1957)

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



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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


Complete credited cast:
Don Murray ...
Johnny Pope
Celia Pope
John Pope, Sr
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Paul Kruger ...
Ralph Montgomery ...
Spectator at Football Game
Michael Vale ...
Cab Driver
Art Fleming ...
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A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

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Release Date:

9 September 1957 (Sweden)  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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(optical prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Anthony Franciosa and Henry Silva reprise their roles from the Broadway production. Anthony Franciosa and his Broadway costar Shelley Winters were later married. See more »


Referenced in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) See more »


Taking a Chance on Love
Music by Vernon Duke
Played at Marty's Bar
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Great movie great acting great stars
12 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For all you people who liked the film A Hatful of Rain you must get a copy of the play and read that also..It is brilliant. I taught the play for many years in my 12 grade English class. After we read it I would show the film. That film still holds up in many ways. I have noticed that that film plays often on Fox Movie Channel. Chance are you can catch it there if it is still not available to rent or purchase on DVD. All the actors in the film are perfect for their parts. Anthony Franciosa, Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint and Lloyd Nolan play their parts to perfection. Lloyd Nolan is VERY GOOD. His love for one son over the other over is played to the hilt. My students were most impressed with his performance. So will you.

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