September 19, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(Vincente Minnelli, US 1958, 137 min.)
Sinatra. Bitter war veteran Dave Hirsch (Frank Sinatra) returns to his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, after many years away. There he befriends gambler Bama (Dean Martin) and must deal with the clingy floozy Ginny (Shirley MacLaine) and his socially climbing brother Frank (Arthur Kennedy). Director Minnelli’s skilled ’Scope compositions and vivid color palette create a powerful cinematic experience that stands as one of the most emotionally devastating films of the 1950s.