Some Came Running
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After the success of From Here to Eternity, pairing Frank Sinatra with another James Jones novel made perfect sense. Set in the aftermath of World War II, the film stars Sinatra as a recently discharged soldier whose promising writing career has derailed. After a drunken card game, Sinatra finds himself aboard a bus for his Indiana hometown of Parktown, with recent acquaintance Shirley MacLaine in tow. An unrefined good-time girl, MacLaine allows her affections to settle on the hard-drinking Sinatra, who wants little to do with her as he reluctantly sets about re-establishing ties he thought… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of American cinema's first great masterpieces about the psychological dislocation of the war generation."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Minnelli's masterpiece."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Somewhat fascinating lurid family drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Frank Sinatra is at his tortured best, and Dino's acting has never been better."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"One of Minnelli's--and Hollywood's--best melodramas of the 1950s, with a breakthrough, Oscar-nominated turn by Shirley MacLaine."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A writerly melodrama that whips up some mesmerising performances."
‑ Holly Grigg-Spall, Film4
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