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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Murray ...
Johnny Pope
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Celia Pope
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John Pope, Sr
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Mother
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Chuch
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Apples
Paul Kruger ...
Bartender
Ralph Montgomery ...
Spectator at Football Game
Michael Vale ...
Cab Driver
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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(FMC Library Print)

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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 »

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Whistled by Mother on the way out the door
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I first saw this movie at the age of eleven
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My first viewing of this movie was when i was eleven years old. It was being aired on the Friday night late show. I found it to be a gripping tale of a Korean war veteran returning home with a heroin addiction which was brought on from battle wounds recieved during the conflict.After that point was established you tend to feel for Johnny Pope and his family. A hero in his fathers eyes with his brother Polo paling in comparison in dads opinion. Johnny's wife and brother do everything they can to cope with his addiction and keep John Sr. in the dark about it building to the eventual climax when the truth comes out.A well written and acted tale that left an impression on me.


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