The Man with the Golden Arm

Synopsis: Frankie Machine is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction.
Director(s): Otto Preminger
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

Somethin' nice.

(Loud crashing noises,

coming from an apartment)

(Landlord). You stop that noise!

You and husband,

or I throw you both out.

You hear!


I'll make all the noise I want.

(Landlord) Who is landlord?

Me! You do like I say.

You're mother's icebox,

I'll do like you say.

Frankie Machine! Ah, you look great.

How are you feelin', Frankie? I mean...

Fine, Vi, just fine. Hiya landlord.

Mad. She and husband fight

all the time. Holler, throw things.

Nothing changes.

(Landlord) This is respectable

house and I am respectable man.

(Vi) Respectable, my eye.

Go on get out you're late

for the paroleboard.


Oh, Frankie.


Oh, Frankie I love you so much...

I've missed you so... I've missed you...

I've been so lonely Frankie without you.


So lonely without you.

Zosh stop crying.

Zosh let me look at you.

My eyes are gonna' be all red.

No, you look fine, Zosh.

Honest? Has the cold sore gone?

No, you look real good.

I had this cold sore. I want to look real

nice for you when you came back

and I was afraid it would'nt be gone,

so I put this goofy salve on to dry it.

Oh Francis.

No, Zosh,

everything's gonna' be alright.

Oh, you didn't see it. Look Vi got the

cake by the bakery, but the sign I made.

It's sorta' like for a welcome home.

Gee it's like a real party or somethin'.

It's real nice Zosh.

How are you Frankie?

I'm clean.


I kicked it for keeps.

Did it hurt? How was it there for you?

Oh, they treated me fine down there.

There was this Dr. This Dr. Lennox.

He was real good to me.

Frankie, Frankie did you miss me?

Of course I missed you Zosh.

What kind of silly question is that?

Of course I missed you,

honest no kiddin'.

What have you got there?

You'll see.

Oh, I brought you somethin'.

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