Frank Sinatra: the Golden Years

Frank Sinatra: the Golden Years

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Director: Charles Walters, Jack Donohue, Otto Preminger

Cast: Charles Walters, Frank Sinatra, Jack Donohue, Otto Preminger

     
 
When Otto Preminger was willing to release his drug-addiction drama Man With the Golden Arm without the sanction of a Production Code seal, it proved to be yet another nail in the coffin of that censorial dinosaur. Based on the novel by Nelson Algren, the film stars Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine, expert card dealer (hence the title). Recently released from

Overview

When Otto Preminger was willing to release his drug-addiction drama Man With the Golden Arm without the sanction of a Production Code seal, it proved to be yet another nail in the coffin of that censorial dinosaur. Based on the novel by Nelson Algren, the film stars Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine, expert card dealer (hence the title). Recently released from prison, Frankie is determined to set his life in order -- and that means divesting himself of his drug habit. He dreams of becoming a jazz drummer, but his greedy wife Eleanor Parker wants him to continue his lucrative gambling activities. Since Parker is confined to a wheelchair as a result of a car accident caused by Frankie, he's in no position to refuse. Only the audience knows that Parker is not crippled, but is faking her invalid status to keep Frankie under her thumb. Gambling boss Robert Strauss wants Frankie to deal at a high-stakes poker game; terrified that he's lost his touch, Frankie asks dope pusher Darren McGavin to supply him with narcotics. When McGavin discovers that Parker is not an invalid, she kills him, and Frankie (who is elsewhere at the time) is accused of the murder. He is willing to go to the cops, but he doesn't want to show up with drugs in his system. So with the help of sympathetic B-girl Kim Novak, Sinatra locks himself up and goes "cold turkey"-a still-harrowing sequence, despite the glut of "doper" films that followed in the wake of this picture. After Parker herself is killed in a suicidal fall, the path is cleared for Frankie to pursue a clean new life with Novak.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2008
UPC:
0012569419926
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Actor,Charlie Y. Reader,Chief Pharmacist's Mate Maloney,Dan Edwards,Dave Hirsh,Frankie Machine
Clint Walker Capt. Dennis Bourke
Dean Martin Bama Dillert,Ernie Brewer
Debbie Reynolds Miss Julie Gillis
Deborah Kerr Valerie Edwards
Eleanor Parker Zosch Machine
David Wayne Joe McCall
Kim Novak Molly
Shirley MacLaine Ginny Moorhead
Tommy Sands Second Lt. Blair
Arnold Stang Sparrow
Brad Dexter Sgt. Bleeker
Celeste Holm Sylvia Crewes
Cesar Romero Miguel Santos
Martha Hyer Gwen French
Arthur Kennedy Frank Hirsh
Darren McGavin Louis
Hermione Baddeley Jeannie MacPherson
Lola Albright Poppy Matson
Tony Bill Air Crewman Keller
Jarma Lewis Jessica Collins

Technical Credits
Charles Walters Director
Frank Sinatra Director
Jack Donohue Director
Otto Preminger Director
Vincente Minnelli Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man with the Golden Arm
1. Credits [1:21]
2. Franckie's Back [4:58]
3. Home to Zosh [5:02]
4. Meeting Molly [5:07]
5. Taking a Walk [1:58]
6. Schwiefka's Dirty Dealing [6:27]
7. Shaking Hands [2:43]
8. You and me and Zosh [4:06]
9. Don't Let me Down [4:32]
10. The Monkey Never Dies [4:01]
11. Giver her a Headache [5:03]
12. Don't Shut me Out [5:18]
13. Drummer's Dreams [6:46]
14. Why Can't it be like Always? [4:30]
15. Squeeze Play [4:29]
16. Molly's had Enough [3:35]
17. Too Good a Dealer [:24]
18. Just a Little Longer [4:40]
19. Dealt out of the Game [4:54]
20. The Audition [4:25]
21. Pushing the Pusher [3:40]
22. Accessory to Murder [2:30]
23. Cold Turkey Dangers [4:45]
24. Withdrawl [4:54]
25. You'll Never get him [3:33]
26. Make me Warm [2:25]
27. Settled into Place [3:26]
28. Goodbye, Zosh [3:27]
Disc #2 -- Marriage on the Rocks
1. Credits [1:55]
2. Follow-Ups Toward a Score [5:14]
3. Divorce Dilemna [3:43]
4. Not Allowed [3:36]
5. Listen to Uncle Ernie [3:14]
6. Booze in her Bagpipes [3:21]
7. Abnormal Psychology [2:30]
8. Anniversary Agenda [2:22]
9. There was a Sinner Man [4:07]
10. Not his Dance [4:06]
11. Wife who Needs Attention [4:05]
12. Marital Problems, Dad? [6:10]
13. Account Management [4:04]
14. He Wants his Cut [3:42]
15. Take a Letter [2:07]
16. Anything you Can't do? [1:47]
17. Sign Here [3:10]
18. Personal Attention Needed [4:06]
19. Man for the Job [5:15]
20. Newlyweds [3:32]
21. Negligee Substitution [5:37]
22. Have a Happy Divorce [3:33]
23. Married Man Ernie [5:02]
24. Some Companionship [3:43]
25. His Foot in it [4:01]
26. Woman to Woman [4:34]
27. Thankless Thanksgiving [3:21]
28. I Better get Married [4:25]
29. Cast List [1:58]
Disc #3 -- None but the Brave
1. Credits; Our Island [4:38]
2. Dancing Instead of Fighting [3:41]
3. Crash Landing [5:08]
4. Inhabited Strip of Nowhere [3:47]
5. Chain of Command [4:20]
6. Enemy Skirmish [5:12]
7. Naval Attack [6:32]
8. Fish for Smokes [2:16]
9. Brothers in Command [3:06]
10. Dead Man Watering [4:01]
11. Bid for a Boat [3:42]
12. My Boat my Wife [5:09]
13. Honoring the Dead [1:08]
14. Negotiations [2:24]
15. Doc Maloney's House Call [3:43]
16. Surgery with a First-Aid Kit [5:37]
17. A Truce; a Spy [6:13]
18. Monsoon! [5:52]
19. Kuroki's Bride [4:22]
20. Bourke's Lost Love [3:13]
21. The Radio; Shark Attack [5:21]
22. Ending the Truce [4:15]
23. Battle Lines [4:48]
24. Leaving the Japanese Flag [3:18]
25. Cast List [2:09]
Disc #4 -- Some Came Running
1. Credits [2:00]
2. Bus Stop [3:57]
3. Frank's Unknown Brother [3:50]
4. Paid in Full [6:14]
5. Unwelcome and Unhelpful [5:17]
6. All Girls are Nice [2:45]
7. You Might've Told me [3:49]
8. Wally and the Frenches [3:11]
9. Two for the Road [6:28]
10. Hangers-On [4:29]
11. Talking Nice [4:10]
12. Street Scrap [2:15]
13. 'Bama's Boarder [6:29]
14. It's About Love [5:34]
15. Seductive Writing [4:15]
16. Going Out [4:06]
17. Lovers Lane Liasons [3:56]
18. What are you Afraid of? [1:23]
19. Headed for Terra Haute [3:31]
20. After You've Gone [3:07]
21. Delinquent Dawn [3:52]
22. Good News [4:08]
23. Nobody Touches my Hat [3:37]
24. 'Bama's Ailment [2:58]
25. Ginny Visits Gwen [3:08]
26. Fond of my Niece [6:34]
27. Stay Away from me [4:11]
28. Be in Love with me [3:44]
29. Marry me Tonight [5:31]
30. Lost Friend [2:34]
31. Imminent Departures [3:15]
32. Searching for Dave [3:05]
33. Tragic Targets [4:07]
34. Hilltop Angel [2:14]
Disc #5 -- The Tender Trap
1. Title Song Credits [3:06]
2. Enter Joe, Exit Poppy [5:05]
3. Tidy Jessica [2:59]
4. Each Other's Setup [5:31]
5. Special Sylvia [3:17]
6. Whoever had it so Good? [3:32]
7. Just by Looking [1:31]
8. Kid's got Something [3:02]
9. No Substitute for Marriage [4:49]
10. Wedlock Deadline [3:48]
11. Trap with a Trigger [4:07]
12. Hot Seat [3:36]
13. (Love Is) the Tender Trap [5:06]
14. How to Please a Lady [5:55]
15. Ideas of Necking [6:31]
16. God's Gift to Women [5:50]
17. Unavailable Dates [1:50]
18. Comeuppance [3:45]
19. Career Girl [2:20]
20. Suddenly Engaged [2:51]
21. I Love you. Go Home [4:23]
22. Party Leftovers [3:48]
23. When Fiancées Meet [5:08]
24. Married Man's Dream [4:21]
25. Unhappiest Heel [4:06]
26. Before or After? [1:58]
27. Back to Indiana [2:01]
28. Catching the Bouquet [2:25]
29. Title Song Finale; Cast List [2:37]

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Frank Sinatra: the Golden Years 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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These are some of the best movies that Sinatra ever made. "Man with the Golden Arm" has the most substance. Sinatra is so believable in his demanding role. "Some Came Running" has a great story and takes me back to 1958. Those are my favorite two movies by Sinatra.
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