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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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Pope
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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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Cárcere Sem Grades  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


References Boys Town (1938) See more »


I'm Making Believe
Music by James V. Monaco
Played at Marty's Bar
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best film ever
27 October 2000 | by (st.louie,mo) – See all my reviews

written in perfect form and directed the same. as for the acting well don murray turns in the best performance of his career. eva marie saint and lloyd nolan are in top form and henry silva is excellent as mother. anthony franciosa steals the show with possibly the best performance in a motion picture. this film is so good it should be made available on video and never be taken out of print. it is one of those as perfect as film can be movies. if you get the chance to see it don't pass it by for anything.

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