The Man With the Golden Arm

14/04/1997
  |  Book Tickets: 21/02/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 14/04/1997
  |  Watch Now: 13/01/2010
  |  118 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
The Man With the Golden Arm Film Poster

Synopsis

Frank Sinatra stars in Otto Preminger's groundbreaking film which deals with the issue of heroin addiction - a subject matter considered to be shocking in 1955 and one that did not follow the strict Hollywood production code of the time. The film was also the first to use a jazz soundtrack, by the then almost unknown Elmer Bernstein. Sinatra plays a poker dealer with a drugs problem, who is trying to kick the habit and start a new life as a jazz drummer. He wants to earn enough money to find a cure for his wheelchair bound wife, Zosh (Eleanor Parker), but is tempted away from his marital duties by his enigmatic neighbour (Kim Novak).

Contains moderate violence, drugs theme and hard drugs use
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