The Man With the Golden Arm Poster

Release Date: September 1st, 1997

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, George Mathews, John Conte

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Carlyle Productions

Keywords: Gritty, Temptation, 1950s, Wife, Dark, Prison


Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)