Frank’s Way

Frank’s Way

2 Episodes

Though he began his career as a teen-idol crooner, Frank Sinatra got a chance to reshape his image and explore the dark, complex edges of his persona through his acclaimed screen work. This pairing of two of his finest performances—as a heroin junkie in Otto Preminger’s taboo-shattering addiction drama THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and an ex-POW sucked into a sinister brainwashing plot in John Frankenheimer’s Cold War thriller THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE—showcases the tense, nervy volatility that made him such a compelling performer.

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Frank’s Way
  • The Man with the Golden Arm

    Episode 1

    Directed by Otto Preminger • 1955 • United States
    Starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak

    Otto Preminger’s groundbreaking depiction of drug addiction brought an explosively controversial topic to the screen with empathy and unflinching frankness. Frank Sinatra gives a harrowing perform...

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    Episode 2

    Directed by John Frankenheimer • 1962 • United States
    Starring Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Laurence Harvey

    The name John Frankenheimer became forever synonymous with heart-in-the-throat filmmaking when this quintessential sixties political thriller was released. Set in the early fifties, ...