In 1955, an illegal card dealer and heroin addict named Frankie returns from prison determined to stay clean and employed playing the drums, which he learned in prison. But that's not in the interests of his former employer and con man, Schwiefka; his drug dealer, Louis; and his invalid wife, Zosch. As they conspire to draw him back into the world he desperately wants to escape, Molly, a friend in his building, is the only person he can trust.
Cast : Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang,Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte
Writer : Walter Newman (screenplay), Lewis Meltzer (screenplay), Nelson Algren (from the novel by)
Language : English