The Man with the Golden Arm

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

An 'untouchable' theme…an unusual motion picture!

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1955-12-26
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 212 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Carlyle Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Otto Preminger
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From 212 Ratings


A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

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  • Frank Sinatra

    as Frankie Machine
  • Eleanor Parker

    as Zosch Machine
  • Kim Novak

    as Molly
  • Arnold Stang

    as Sparrow
  • Darren McGavin

    as Louie
  • Robert Strauss

    as Schwiefka
  • John Conte

    as Drunky
  • Doro Merande

    as Vi
  • George E. Stone

    as Sam Markette
  • George Mathews

    as Williams
  • Leonid Kinskey

    as Dominiwski
  • Emile Meyer

    as Detective Bednar
  • Shorty Rogers

    as Band Leader
  • Shelly Manne

    as Drummer
  • Herschel Graham

    as Club Safari Patron (uncredited)
  • Frank Mills

    as Street Vagrant (uncredited)
  • Harry 'Snub' Pollard

    as Street Vagrant (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Sayre

    as Club Safari Patron (uncredited)
  • Jered Barclay

  • Leonard Bremen

  • Paul E. Burns

  • Pete Candoli

  • Harold 'Tommy' Hart

  • Mike Lally

  • Frank Marlowe

  • Joe McTurk

  • Gordon Mitchell

  • Jack Mulhall

  • Ralph Neff

  • Norman Papson

  • Ernest Raboff

  • Frank Richards

  • Suzanne Ridgway

  • Charles Seel

  • Martha Wentworth

  • Will Wright

Directing Otto Preminger Director
Production Otto Preminger Producer
Writing Walter Newman Screenplay
Writing Lewis Meltzer Screenplay
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Sam Leavitt Director of Photography
Editing Louis R. Loeffler Editor
Art Joseph C. Wright Production Design
Art Darrell Silvera Set Decoration
Production Jack McEdward Production Manager
Crew Helen Thurston Stunts
Camera Albert Myers Camera Operator
Writing Nelson Algren Novel
Sound Leon Birnbaum Music Editor
Production Max Slater Producer's Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Mary Ann Nyberg Costume Supervisor
Sound Jack Solomon Sound Engineer
Directing Horace Hough Assistant Director
Directing James Engle Assistant Director
Directing Kathleen Fagan Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Joe King Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Adele Parmenter Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Jack Stone Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bernard Ponedel Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ben Lane Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Helene Parrish Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Hazel Keats Hairstylist
Lighting James Almond Lighting Technician
Camera Morris Rosen Key Grip
Art Saul Bass Title Designer
Crew Paul Baxley Stunts
Crew Martha Crawford Stunt Double
Crew Ben Hecht Additional Writing