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The Man With the Golden Arm ()

directed by Otto Preminger
featuring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin

The Man With the Golden Arm - Otto Preminger
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When Otto Preminger was willing to release his drug-addiction drama Man With the Golden Arm without the sanction of a Production Code seal, it proved to be yet another nail in the coffin of that censorial dinosaur. Based on the novel by Nelson Algren, the film stars Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine, expert card dealer (hence the title). Recently released from prison, Frankie is determined to set his life in order -- and that means divesting himself of his drug habit. He dreams of becoming a jazz drummer, but his greedy wife ...