The Man With the Golden Arm, DVD



Frank Sinatra stars in Otto Preminger's groundbreaking film which deals with the issue of heroin addiction - a subject matter considered to be shocking in 1955 and one that did not follow the strict Hollywood production code of the time.

The film was also the first to use a jazz soundtrack, by the then almost unknown Elmer Bernstein.

Sinatra plays a poker dealer with a drugs problem, who is trying to kick the habit and start a new life as a jazz drummer.

He wants to earn enough money to find a cure for his wheelchair bound wife, Zosh (Eleanor Parker), but is tempted away from his marital duties by his enigmatic neighbour (Kim Novak).


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5027626432942
  • Catalogue number: 7954329
  • Studio: Network
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: B/W


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