MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, THE
Frank Sinatra stars in this controversial adaptation of Nelson Algren's award-winning novel about drug addiction and small-time crime set on Chicago's North Side. Ex-con Sinatra's attempts to clean up his life are hindered by bad luck, several old acquaintances he can't quite shake and his vindictive, neurotic wife Eleanor Parker. Suspected of a murder he did not commit, Sinatra turns to his girlfriend Kim Novak to clear his name and help him finally kick his habit once and for all. Featuring groundbreaking title design by Saul Bass, who would go on to become Preminger's regular title and poster designer. DIR/PROD Otto Preminger; SCR Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer, Ben Hecht, from the novel by Nelson Algren. U.S., 1955, b&w, 119 min. NOT RATED
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