The Man with the Golden Arm

The Man with the Golden Arm

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 performance as an aspiring jazz drummer who, following his release from prison, struggles to stay clean while bouncing between his manipulative wife (Eleanor Parker) and a sympathetic strip-club hostess (Kim Novak). Featuring an edgy, Oscar-nominated jazz score by Elmer Bernstein and an iconic title sequence by Saul Bass, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM defied the Production Code and ushered in a new era of grown-up, serious-minded entertainment.

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The Man with the Golden Arm
  • The Man with the Golden Arm

    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...