Frank Sinatra: The Golden Years (Some Came Running / The Man with the Golden Arm / The Tender Trap / None but the Brave / Marriage on the Rocks)
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FRANK SINATRA: THE GOLDEN YEARS COLLECTION THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM Gripping, harrowing, taboo-shattering. The legend shines as a drummer coping with drug abuse. "Sinatra never gave a better performance as an actor" (The New Yorker 8/9/93). With Kim Novak and Eleanor Parker. MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS A screwball marriage-go-round. Sinatra, Deborah Kerr and Dean Martin go for a madcap spin in this whoop-for-joy romp about I do, I don't, and I did what?! NONE BUT THE BRAVE A tale of combat, survival…and of respect between enemies. U.S. Marine Sinatra crash-lands onto a Pacific atoll held by Japanese troops. Sinatra's powerful directorial debut. SOME CAME RUNNNG Small-town hypocrisy comes into focus in this acclaimed exposé of a mid- American town. From director Vincente Minnelli and the author of From Here to Eternity. Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine. THE TENDER TRAP Will a talent agent (Sinatra) dedicated to life, liberty and the happiness of pursuit be snared by love? Maybe yes when Manhattan cutie Debbie Reynolds sets her sights on him.]]>
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However, the 3 films here from that era, "Tender Trap" (1955), "Man With the Golden Arm" (1955), and "Some Came Running" (1958) are all SUPERB!
"The Tender Trap" (Color; 1955) is a delightful comedy, with a screenplay (by Julius J. Epstein) not unlike Neil Simon's future plays, and features great chemistry between Sinatra and co-star Debbie Reynolds (4 1/2 out of 5 stars).
"The Man With the Golden Arm" (In film noir-ish B&W; 1955) is well-known as, perhaps, Sinatra's greatest performance as an actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, but lost to Ernest Borgnine in the "safer" film, "Marty". Directed by Otto Preminger, it is an excellent film about heroin addiction, and was extremely realistic by 1955 standards. It was the FIRST film ever to tackle this subject seriously and it does not demonize the drug user as might be expected for a film that is over 50 years old (5 out of 5 stars).
"Some Came Running" (Color; 1958) Directed by Vincente Minnelli and one of Martin Scorcese's favorite films, this film HAS to be seen in WIDESCREEN to be fully appreciated! Also starring Shirley MacLaine (in an Oscar-nominated early role) and Dean Martin, this drama is, in essence, Part 2 of "From Here to Eternity", with Sinatra now in the Clift role as an author/soldier returning to his small hometown, only to find himself disillusioned by its hypocracies and his label as a troublemaker and misfit (James Joyce wrote both novels, "From Here to Eternity" and its sequel, "Some Came Running"). Sinatra, MacLaine, and Martin are all excellent in this complex, lengthy (but always entertaining) film (5 out of 5 stars).Read more ›
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This was a gift to my mother. She enjoyed some movies more than others. If I had to do it all over again, I would have bought two or three of them separately and left out the ones... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
My Grand Daughter like all of his movies and so I purchased the set and gave it to her as a gift.Published on November 27, 2013 by Amazon Customer