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Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

Frank Sinatra as "Alan Baker"

After his younger brother, Buddy (Tony Bill), shows up one day, ladies' man Alan Baker (Frank Sinatra) finds out Buddy has finally moved out of their father's home. Alan allows Buddy to stay with him, and even teaches him how to be a suave, hip Manhattanite. Buddy quickly adopts Alan's lifestyle, while their father, Harry (Lee J. Cobb), grows frustrated at the irresponsibility of his sons. When Alan starts to realize the shallowness of his life, he worries that it is too late to save Buddy.

Golden Globe (1963) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Pal Joey (1957)

Frank Sinatra as "Joey Evans"

Joey Evans (Frank Sinatra) is a philandering San Francisco-based singer with big dreams of starting his own night club, "Chez Joey," but chasing women keeps him even more occupied. Despite making a meaningful connection with lovely chorus girl Linda English (Kim Novak), it doesn't stop him from seducing the wealthy widow, and ex-burlesque dancer, Vera Simpson (Rita Hayworth), who he hopes will bankroll his club. Ultimately, Joey has to decide who -- and what -- he most wants in life.

Golden Globe (1957) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)

Frank Sinatra as "Frankie Machine"

When illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) gets out of prison, he decides to straighten up. Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get honest work as a drummer. But when his former employer, small-time con man Schwiefka (Robert Strauss), and Frankie's old drug dealer, Louis (Darren McGavin), re-enter his life, Frankie finds it hard to stay clean and eventually finds himself succumbing to his old habits.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956) Nominated Foreign Actor
Academy Award (1955) Nominated Best Actor

Not as a Stranger (1955)

Frank Sinatra as "Alfred Boone"

Ambitious medical student Lucas Marsh (Robert Mitchum) aspires to being a doctor with his own practice. Unable to fund his studies himself, he woos the warm, supportive nurse Kristina (Olivia de Havilland), who has the financial resources he needs for him to realize his dreams. The couple marries and moves to a small town, where Lucas works as an assistant to Dr. Runkleman (Charles Bickford). However, after a series of betrayals, Lucas is forced to face life without the help of others.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955) Nominated Foreign Actor

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Frank Sinatra as "Pvt. Angelo Maggio"

At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain's mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr).

Academy Award (1953) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1953) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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