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Man With The Golden Arm, The (UK)

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Frank Sinatra is unforgettable as Frankie Machine
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 114 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
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Frank Sinatra is unforgettable as Frankie Machine, a recovering heroin addict and poker-dealer, who on release from prison wants to pursue a new career as a drummer. However, shaking off the past doesn`t prove to be easy. Based on the 1949 novel by Nelson Agren, Otto Preminger`s The Man With The Golden Arm was a groundbreaking film in many ways. In 1955 drug addiction was considered to be a shocking subject matter, and the film was released contrary to Hollywood`s strict production codes of the time (with director Preminger cannily using the controversy to aid the movie`s publicity campaign). Featuring a landmark jazz score by Elmer Bernstein and Saul Bass`s iconic opening credits sequence, The Man With The Golden Arm is a hugely significant American movie and one of Preminger`s greatest achievements.

Special Features:
Archive interview with Frank Sinatra on his preparations for the role
Audio commentary with film historian Ken Barnes
Elmer Bernstein `Music On Film`
Extensive cast and crew profiles
Production history
Animated menus based on Saul Bass`s original title design

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Mono English

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Otto Preminger

Written By:

Darren McGavin
Arnold Stang
Kim Novak
Eleanor Parker
Frank Sinatra

Soundtrack By:
Elmer Bernstein

Director of Photography:
Sam Leavitt

Louis R. Loeffler

Costume Designer:
Mary Ann Nyberg

Production Designer:
Joseph C. Wright

Otto Preminger

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