Nelson Algren


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Man With The Golden Arm, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Down And Dirty Frankie (Frank Sinatra), relapsed heroin addict, having just realized he has to quit again, tries to prepare Molly (Kim Novak) for the horrors of withdrawal, in Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm, 1956.
Man With The Golden Arm, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) I Need A Fix Recovering addict and aspiring musician Frankie (Frank Sinatra), who needed a suit for a job interview, with sidekick Sparrow (Arnold Stang), who stole the suit, thrown into a Chicago holding cell, where another junkie (Jerry Barclay) is in trouble, in Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm, 1956.
Man With The Golden Arm, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Here's To It, Molly-O Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra, title character), reluctantly back dealing poker for a living, visits Molly (Kim Novak, her first scene), B-girl at a Chicago strip joint, after his stint in heroin re-hab, discussing her new boyfriend and his disabled wife, in Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, 1956, from the Nelson Algren novel.
Man With The Golden Arm, The (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Part Of The Cure Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) is just out of prison and re-hab to his neighborhood in Chicago's Polish south side, and his wife "Zosh," (Eleanor Parker) hasn't yet been mentioned, so this is pure exposition, early in Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm, 1956.
Walk On The Wild Side -- (Movie Clip) I'll Get The Lifts Vagabonds and new companions Kitty (Jane Fonda), and Dove (Laurence Harvey) in a boxcar then at the gas station, in 1930's Texas, hitching to New Orleans, early in Walk On The Wild Side, 1962.
Walk On The Wild Side -- (Movie Clip) Open, Black Cat Memorable opening, Edward Dmytryk directing, titles by Saul Bass, music by Elmer Bernstein, from Walk On The Wild Side, 1962, from the Nelson Algren novel, starring Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda and Barabara Stanwyck.
Walk On The Wild Side -- (Movie Clip) You Gotta Learn New Orleans madame Jo (Barbara Stanwyck) rousing Hallie (Capucine, her first scene) from bed, as enforcer Oliver (Richard Rust) visits brothel employee Precious (Joanna Moore), in Walk On The Wild Side, 1962, from the Nelson Algren novel.

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