Some came running

Format: DVD 2008
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Hampton Community Library Adult DVD DVD SOM
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After the success of From Here to Eternity, pairing Frank Sinatra with another James Jones novel made perfect sense. Set in the aftermath of World War II, the film stars Sinatra as a recently discharged soldier whose promising writing career has derailed. After a drunken card game, Sinatra finds himself aboard a bus for his Indiana hometown of Parktown, with recent acquaintance Shirley MacLaine in tow. An unrefined good-time girl, MacLaine allows her affections to settle on the hard-drinking Sinatra, who wants little to do with her as he reluctantly sets about re-establishing ties he thought to have abandoned over a decade before. These include a brother (Arthur Kennedy) unable to discard his salesman's persona, his disapproving wife (Leora Dana), and their teenage daughter (Betty Lei Keim). Meanwhile, Sinatra makes a variety of new acquaintances both respectable and otherwise, including a local gambler (Dean Martin) and a creative writing instructor (Martha Hyer) smitten with his writing and possibly with him. Shaking up the complacency of his small hometown more by accident than design, Sinatra forces all those around him to reevaluate their behavior. After a variety of smaller parts, this is the role that cemented MacLaine's name, earning her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. ~ Keith Phipps, Rovi
An ex-GI writer hangs out with a gambler and a floozy in his hometown. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. From the James Jones novel.
Additional Information
Series Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998. Frank Sinatra collection (Concord Records)
Subjects Feature films.
Veterans -- Drama.
Publisher Burbank, Calif. :Turner Entertainment Co.,2008
Edition Widescreen ed.
Contributors Patrick, John, 1905-1995.
Sheekman, Arthur, 1901-1978.
Minnelli, Vincente.
Sol C. Siegel Productions.
Language English
English dialogue with English, French or Portuguese subtitles.
Notes Based on a novel by James Johnes.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine.
Special feature: The story of Some came running.
System Details DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 141985237X
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