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Holiday for Sinners (1952)

Passed | | Drama | 25 July 1952 (USA)
Three men, reared together in New Orleans, but whose paths have drifted apart, each face a crisis during the last weekend of Mardi Gras: Dr. Jason Kent must decide between accepting a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Mayer

Writers:

Hamilton Basso (novel), A.I. Bezzerides
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gig Young ... Dr. Jason Kent
Keenan Wynn ... Joe Piavi
Janice Rule ... Susan Corvier
William Campbell ... Danny Farber
Richard Anderson ... Father Victor Carducci
Michael Chekhov ... Dr. Konndorff
Sandro Giglio Sandro Giglio ... Nick Muto
Edith Barrett ... Mrs. Corvier
Porter Hall ... Louie - Pool Hall Proprietor
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Mike Hennighan
Frank DeKova ... The Wiry Man (as Frank de Kova)
Will Wright ... The Man with a Cigar
Jack Raine ... Dr. Surtees
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Three men, reared together in New Orleans, but whose paths have drifted apart, each face a crisis during the last weekend of Mardi Gras: Dr. Jason Kent must decide between accepting a chance to become famous as a research scientist, which will mean leaving New Orleans and giving up the girl he loves, Susan Corvier, or staying in his father's practice among the poor; Father Victor Carducci is refused permission to open an independent clinic and is thinking of leaving the Church; Punch-drunk prizefighter Joe Piavi is mainly operating in a survival mode and is trying to collect $1500 owed to him by his former manager Mike Hennighan. When he finds out about the debt, brash reporter Danny Farber, not above a double-cross when it means gain for him, needles Hennighan about Joe, and then tells Joe that Henninghan is threatening to send him to an asylum. The paths of Jason, Father Carducci and J! Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOVE WEARS A MASK When It's Mardi Gras In New Orleans!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assim Quis o Destino See more »

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Budget:

$767,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First American film for British actor Jack Raine. See more »

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Remarkable performances
7 September 2018 | by susand1108See all my reviews

There are some top-notch performances here, particularly by Keenan Wynn as a has-been boxer. I can't help but think Robert DeNiro watched it as he was preparing for Raging Bull. I also especially enjoyed watching Janice Rule in an early role. Script-wise, the dialogue is pretty true to life, but the plot is not as fully developed as it had the potential to be. The lighting, set decor, and cinematography are all very respectable, and the film does a great job of capturing the look and feel of New Orleans. Mardi Gras attendees sure did dress nicer back then! Not a great movie, but definitely worth your time, especially if you love NOLA like I do.


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