A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.
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While Studs Lonigan won't be remembered as a classic (or even barely remembered by anyone except ardent cinephiles), the talent behind it would feature significantly in later decades. One of the camera crew was respected cameraman Haskell Wexler, while the editor was one Verna Fields, who would pick up an Oscar for her work on Jaws. The score was written by one of film music's all-time greats, Jerry Goldsmith, in one of his first breakout scores, with the piano solos featured in it played by one Johnny Williams, who would shorten his name to John and carve out quite a reputation for himself in film music. In the cast list, there's Jack Nicholson. No more comment required. See more