Frank Sinatra gives a searing, Oscar-nominated performance as an aspiring drummer struggling to break free of his drug habit. A Hollywood landmark directed by Otto Preminger.
Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sinatra), Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Best Music - Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, 1956 Academy Awards
A brave and well-constructed piece of old-time movie-making, and the thing more than holds up today. -- Scott Weinberg, DVDTALK.COM