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Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and... See more »

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Dave Hirsh
Bama Dillert
Ginnie Moorehead
Gwen French
Frank Hirsh
Edith Barclay
Agnes Hirsh
Betty Lou Keim ...
Dawn Hirsh
Professor Robert Haven French
Steve Peck ...
Raymond Lanchak (as Steven Peck)
Jane Barclay
Ned Wever ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Arvan ...
Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
George Brengel ...
Ned Deacon (uncredited)
John Brennan ...
Wally Dennis (uncredited)
Tom Buening ...
Student (uncredited)
Hubie Nelson (uncredited)
Carole Conn ...
Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Parkman Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Julia, Solo Dancer in Bar (uncredited)
Sheriff (uncredited)
Passerby Outside Bar (uncredited)
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ted Harperspoon (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ...
Judge Baskin (uncredited)
Crew Cut Man Playing Poker (uncredited)
Paul Jones ...
George Huff (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Waiter at Smitty's (uncredited)
Harold Lakeman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Indianapolis Poker Player (uncredited)
William Lockridge ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Joe McKenna ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dewey Cole (uncredited)
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Rosalie - Bama's Girl (uncredited)
Janelle Richards ...
Virginia Stevens (uncredited)
Joe (uncredited)
Sister Mary Joseph (uncredited)
Al - Jewelry Store Clerk (uncredited)
Charles Schulte ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Diane Signore ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Slim (uncredited)
Albert T. Viola ...
Guitarist (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ...
Mrs. Stevens (uncredited)
Dave White ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
John Wurtz ...
Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by

Vincente Minnelli

Written by (WGA)

James Jones ... (novel "Some Came Running")
John Patrick ... (writer) &
Arthur Sheekman ... (writer)

Produced by

Sol C. Siegel ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

William H. Daniels

Film Editing by

Adrienne Fazan

Editorial Department

Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant
Jack Sekely ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

Bobby Webb ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

William A. Horning
Urie McCleary

Set Decoration by

Henry Grace
Robert Priestley

Costume Design by

Walter Plunkett

Makeup Department

William Tuttle ... makeup artist
Lauren Cosand ... makeup man (uncredited)
Bernard Ponedel ... makeup man (uncredited)
Jane Rinck ... body makeup (uncredited)
Josephine Sweeney ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Jack Wilson ... makeup man (uncredited)

Production Management

Dave Friedman ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

William McGarry ... assistant director
Tom McCrory ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Kurt Neumann ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Matty Azzarone ... leadman (uncredited)
Carl Beondé ... props (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Tom Ordoqui ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor
Norwood A. Fenton ... mixer (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Jost ... recordist (uncredited)
Norman Jost ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)


Joe Gray ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Virgil Apger ... still photographer (uncredited)
John E. Barber ... grip (uncredited)
Tom Donnell ... grip (uncredited)
W.F. Eckhardt ... grip (uncredited)
Bill Johnson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Koons ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane ... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Long ... grip (uncredited)
Leo Monlon ... head grip (uncredited)
Phil O'Neil ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dean B. Peterson ... best boy (uncredited)
Albert Robison ... grip (uncredited)
Camden Rogers ... best boy (uncredited)
Wes Shanks ... gaffer (uncredited)
Roy Strickland ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

Don McElwaine ... assistant casting (uncredited) / local casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Morris Brown ... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Gertrude Gellert ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Donald MacDonald ... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Lambert Marks ... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Doris Stutz ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)

Location Management

Charles C. Coleman ... location director (uncredited)

Music Department

Alex Alexander ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Elmer Bernstein ... conductor (uncredited)
Gus Bivona ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Sam Freed Jr. ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Alan Harshman ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nathan Kaproff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Abe Luboff ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Arthur Maebe ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Lisa Minghetti ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Raskin ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

John Delgado ... stand-in: Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
Joe Gray ... stand-in: Dean Martin (uncredited)
Eylla Jacobs ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Guy McElwaine ... publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

In the post-war, the alcoholic and bitter veteran military and former writer Dave Hirsch returns from Chicago to his hometown Parkman, Indiana. He is followed by Ginnie Moorehead, a vulgar and easy woman with whom he spent his last night in Chicago that has fallen in love with him. The resentful Dave meets his older brother Frank Hirsh, who owns a jewelry store and is a prominent citizen of Parkman that invites him to have dinner with his family. Dave meets his sister-in-law Agnes that hates him since one character of his novel had been visibly inspired on her, and his teenage niece Dawn. Frank introduces the school teacher Gwen French to him and Dave feels attracted by the beautiful woman that is daughter of his former Professor Robert Haven French and idolizes his work as writer. However, his unrequited love with Gwen drives Dave back to the local bar where he befriends the professional gambler Bama Dillert and meets Ginnie again with the Chicago's mobster Raymond Lanchak that was her former lover and has followed her from Chicago. The unconditional love of Ginnie for Dave leads to a tragedy in the calm Parkman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Comme un torrent (France)
  • Como un torrente (Spain)
  • Die Entwurzelten (Austria)
  • En mand kom til byen (Denmark)
  • Deus Sabe Quanto Amei (Brazil)
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  • 137 min
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Trivia Joanne Woodward was offered the role of Ginny Moorehead but turned it down because she didn't want to work with Frank Sinatra. The role eventually went to Shirley MacLaine. See more »
Goofs When Dave is driving Bama home from the hospital, he gets out of the car and Bama slides over to the driver's seat. Dave asks if he'll be alright driving with one hand. Bama takes the wheel with his injured arm instead of his right arm. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Fatale beauté (1994). See more »
Soundtracks To Love And Be Loved See more »
Quotes Dave Hirsh: You're right, teacher. You're a hundred percent right. I've been a bad boy. I've been naughty. Matter of fact, I don't even belong in your class.
Gwen French: Quite possibly you don't.
Dave Hirsh: Well, you won't get a chance to flunk me again.
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