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The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorFrank SinatraNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Joseph C. Wright; Set Decoration: Darrell SilveraNominated
Best Music - ScoringElmer BernsteinNominated
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Frank Sinatra is “The Man with the Golden Arm”

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 15, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Frank Sinatra is “The Man with the Golden Arm” The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) is an American film drama directed by Otto Preminger and starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, and Kim Novak. It is based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, although not a completely fai... Read full article


The Side Effects of ‘The Man With the Golden Arm’ (Otto Preminger, 1955)

By Virginie Pronovost on Nov 19, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I first expressed a certain curiosity for Otto Preminger’s The Man With the Golden Arm when I saw that Saul Bass tribute made by google doodle. I then heard it was one of Frank Sinatra’s best performances (Oscar-nominated and all that). It was actually on my to-watch list for quite a lon... Read full article


The Man with The Golden Arm (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 22, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Everybody’s habitual something ~ Kim Novak as Molly Otto Preminger was the creator of a number of important “issue pictures” because he dared deal with themes that others had shied away from,?mostly in part because of the production codes that ruled Hollywood well into the 1960s. T... Read full article


The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

By Beatrice on Feb 19, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Man with the Golden Arm Directed by Otto Preminger Written by Walter Newman and Lewis Meltzer from the novel by Nelson Algren 1955/USA Otto Preminger Films/Carlysle Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant #307 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Molly: Jump off a roof if you’re ... Read full article


The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)

on Jan 21, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

In the wake of World War II and continuing well into and beyond the Vietnam War, the question of drug use among men was a hot-button topic that Hollywood hadn’t really dealt with any sense of gravity. With the horrors of the war coming into focus and being dealt with, Hollywood saw a wave of s... Read full article


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Sparrow: You can't hold me, I'm un-incapable. I'm not smart enough to be running around loose and too goofy to be locked up. The neck, will ya let go of the neck... let go of the neck!


Frankie Machine: I don't need it is all, I kicked it.
Louie: Oh, kicked it... wanna bet?
Frankie Machine: I mean it.
Louie: Sure, I'll be around.


Louie: The monkey is never dead, Dealer. The monkey never dies. When you kick him off, he just hides in a corner, waiting his turn.


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Facts about

A poster for director Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones is prominently featured on the building across the street from the saloon during the opening scene.
The movie's poster was as #14 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere.
Ray Bradbury turned down offers to collaborate on the screenplay, along with the screenplay for Anatomy of a Murder, which Bradbury claimed was $200,000 worth of work. Bradbury said of the refusal "I don't give a goddamn about drugs; it bores the hell out of me. I don't understand the people who take them. So why would I write a screenplay? I'd get a writer's block immediately."
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