What Makes Sammy Run?
What Makes Sammy Run? (1959)

Academy Award-winning director Delbert Mann adapts author Budd Shulberg's scathing critique of the Hollywood studio system to the small screen in this drama originally aired as part of the NBC anthology series Sunday Showcase. Sammy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 1959
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The adaptation pulls a few punches regarding ethnicity and union-organizing, but as primetime network fare, it's surprisingly "mature."

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The television production was carried by the blistering performance of Blyden.

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

A powerful production and a sterling reminder of the glory days of 1950s television.

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