The Man With the Golden Arm (1954)
The Man With the Golden Arm
Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine
Eleanor Parker as Zosh
Kim Novak as Molly
Arnold Stang as Sparrow
Darren McGavin as Louie Fomorowski
Robert Strauss as Zero Schwiefka
John Conte as Drunky John
Doro Merande as Vi
George E. Stone as Sam Markette
George Mathews as Williams
Leonid Kinskey as Dominowski
Emile Meyer as Detective Bednar
Frankie Machine is a talented card dealer who used to be a heroin addict. He finds his new life tough after he is released from jail and works hard at avoiding his addiction.
The Man with the Golden Arm was nominated for three Academy Awards: Frank Sinatra for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Joseph C. Wright and Darrell Silvera for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White and Elmer Bernstein for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Frank Sinatra was also nominated for best actor awards by the BAFTAs and The New York Film Critics.