The steel line of sex and tension is palpable throughout this harrowing and heart-stirring Hollywood romance between Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner. It's 1949 and Sinatra, the former king of swoon who once enchanted millions of "bobby soxers", is at the downturn of his career as the once golden "Voice" is now compromised by a hemorrhage to his vocal cords while his reputation is lambasted by the press who parade his alleged Mafia connections, liberal sympathies, and extramarital affairs. In the midst of his despair, he falls hard and fast for Gardner, MGM's sultry starlet with whom he shares proclivities for passion, whiskey, obstinacy, and sexual infidelities. Equal to his desire to maintain the interest of the mercurial Gardner, is his almost sacred infatuation aimed at attaining the role of Private Angelo Maggio in Columbia Picture's From Here to Eternity, the sole ray of hope in salvaging his career. An acknowledged long shot due to his questionable acting chops and heretofore box ...
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Did You Know?
The film feature academy award winner Shirley Jones, whom Sinatra worked with on "Carousel" before walking off and being replaced, as well as Oscar nominated actresses, Katherine Helmond and Terry Moore. The film also features the legendary Harry Dean Stanton, who worked on the film less than a year before he passed away, as well as Robert Christopher, who after unsuccessfully auditioning for the "Maggio" role that eventually won Sinatra an Oscar, went on to work with Ava Gardner in "The Barefoot Contessa". See more