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)
|Best Actor||Frank Sinatra||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Joseph C. Wright; Set Decoration: Darrell Silvera||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Elmer Bernstein||Nominated|
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
The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger, 1955)By Judy on Jan 27, 2014 From Movie Classics
Frankie looking in through the bar window This is a fairly short piece – there are many in-depth reviews on the net about this ground-breaking drama, and I can’t compete here, but just wanted to add a few thoughts to the mix. Otto Preminger’s famous work is definitely a film to see... Read full article
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Frankie Machine: I'm the kind of guy, boy when I move - watch my smoke. But I'm gonna need some good clothes though.
Sparrow: Not even a postycard.
Frankie Machine: You can't read anyway.
Sparrow: You coulda drawed pictures.
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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."
The Motion Picture Association of America originally refused to issue a seal for this movie because it shows drug addiction. The next year the production code was changed to allow movies to deal with drugs, kidnapping, abortion and prostitution. The film was eventually assigned certificate no. 17011.
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