Some Came Running (1959)- Frank, Shirley and Dino in Cinemascope

On TCM 8/31/16- The Vincente Minnelli directed Some Came Running (1959) adapted from the James Jones novel about WW II veteran and former writer Dave Hirsh (Frank Sinatra) returning home to face civilian hometown conflicts.  I love the Oscar nominated here performance of Shirley MacLaine as Ginny, a woman in love with Dave Hirsh and enjoyed Dean Martin as the professional gambler and the great Arthur Kennedy (Oscar nominated here also) as Dave’s older resentful brother. Catch the final carnival scene cited by Martin Scorsese in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as one of the “best and most expressive uses of CinemaScope.”

 

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