Man with the Golden Arm (1955) 119 min B&W
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker; Director: Otto Preminger
Fresh out of rehab for heroin addiction, a professional card dealer struggles to become a jazz drummer while his drug pusher and conniving wife both conspire to bring him back to his old habits. Frank Sinatra’s riveting, hard-edged performance gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The film also garnered nominations for Best Art Direction and for Elmer Bernstein’s magnificently jazzy score.
Suddenly (1954) 90 min B&W
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason; Director: Lewis Allen
A psychopathic killer and his two cohorts are hired to assassinate the President of the United States as he passes through the normally tranquil small town of Suddenly. Can the local sheriff (Sterling Hayden) save the day? Frank Sinatra is absolutely spellbinding as the snarling, cold-blooded assassin.
DVD in good condition.