The Man With the Golden Arm | 1955

Drama, Adaptation
A professional card dealer returns to Chicago after rehab for heroin addiction. But his overpowering wife, his old street buddies, and the allure of a 'B-girl', coupled with his real dream to become a jazz drummer ...more
Director: Otto Preminger
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Frankie

Actor

... Zosh

Actor

... Molly

Actor

... Sparrow

Actor

... Louie

Actor

... Schwiefka

Actor

... Drunky

Actor

... Vi

Actor

... Markette

Actor

... Williams

Actor

... Dominowski

Actor

... Bednar

Actor

Company

United Artists Films

Studio

Synopsis

A professional card dealer returns to Chicago after rehab for heroin addiction. But his overpowering wife, his old street buddies, and the allure of a 'B-girl', coupled with his real dream to become a jazz drummer bring him back to the needle. His life starts to self-destruct again and he makes one last ditch effort to kick the habit.

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