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Release Date:
18 December 1958 (USA) See more »
From the bold, new novel by the author of "From Here To Eternity" See more »
Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frank Sinatra ... Dave Hirsh

Dean Martin ... Bama Dillert

Shirley MacLaine ... Ginnie Moorehead

Martha Hyer ... Gwen French

Arthur Kennedy ... Frank Hirsh

Nancy Gates ... Edith Barclay

Leora Dana ... Agnes Hirsh
Betty Lou Keim ... Dawn Hirsh

Larry Gates ... Professor Robert Haven French
Steve Peck ... Raymond Lanchak (as Steven Peck)

Connie Gilchrist ... Jane Barclay
Ned Wever ... Smitty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Arvan ... Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
George Brengel ... Ned Deacon (uncredited)
John Brennan ... Wally Dennis (uncredited)
Tom Buening ... Student (uncredited)

George Cisar ... Hubie Nelson (uncredited)
Carole Conn ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)

Chuck Courtney ... Parkman Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Sheryl Deauville ... Julia, Solo Dancer in Bar (uncredited)

Roy Engel ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Passerby Outside Bar (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Don Haggerty ... Ted Harperspoon (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ... Judge Baskin (uncredited)

James Jones ... Crew Cut Man Playing Poker (uncredited)
Paul Jones ... George Huff (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Waiter at Smitty's (uncredited)
Harold Lakeman ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Len Lesser ... Indianapolis Poker Player (uncredited)
William Lockridge ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Joe McKenna ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Denny Miller ... Dewey Cole (uncredited)

Frank Mitchell ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)

Carmen Phillips ... Rosalie - Bama's Girl (uncredited)
Janelle Richards ... Virginia Stevens (uncredited)

Ric Roman ... Joe (uncredited)

Marion Ross ... Sister Mary Joseph (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Al - Jewelry Store Clerk (uncredited)
Charles Schulte ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Diane Signore ... Minor Role (uncredited)

George E. Stone ... Slim (uncredited)
Albert T. Viola ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Stevens (uncredited)
Dave White ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
John Wurtz ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
Writing credits
James Jones (novel "Some Came Running")

John Patrick (writer) &
Arthur Sheekman (writer)

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Casting by
Bobby Webb (uncredited)
Art Direction by
William A. Horning 
Urie McCleary 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Robert Priestley 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Lauren Cosand .... makeup man (uncredited)
Bernard Ponedel .... makeup man (uncredited)
Jane Rinck .... body makeup (uncredited)
Josephine Sweeney .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... makeup man (uncredited)
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Tom McCrory .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Kurt Neumann .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Carl Beondé .... props (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Tom Ordoqui .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Norwood A. Fenton .... mixer (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Jost .... recordist (uncredited)
Norman Jost .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Virgil Apger .... still photographer (uncredited)
John E. Barber .... grip (uncredited)
Tom Donnell .... grip (uncredited)
W.F. Eckhardt .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Koons .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Long .... grip (uncredited)
Leo Monlon .... head grip (uncredited)
Phil O'Neil .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dean B. Peterson .... best boy (uncredited)
Albert Robison .... grip (uncredited)
Camden Rogers .... best boy (uncredited)
Wes Shanks .... gaffer (uncredited)
Roy Strickland .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Don McElwaine .... assistant casting (uncredited)
Don McElwaine .... local casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Morris Brown .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Gertrude Gellert .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Donald MacDonald .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Lambert Marks .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Doris Stutz .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
Jack Sekely .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Charles C. Coleman .... location director (uncredited)
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
Gus Bivona .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
John Delgado .... stand-in: Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stand-in: Dean Martin (uncredited)
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Guy McElwaine .... publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Deus Sabe Quanto Amei" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal
"Dios sabe cuánto amé" - Argentina (imdb display title), Uruguay (imdb display title)
"Verdammt sind sie alle" - Austria, West Germany
"И подбежали они" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Ask Ugruna" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Comme un torrent" - France
"Como un torrente" - Spain
"De kom løbende" - Denmark
"Die Entwurzelten" - Austria
"Dlugi tydzien w Parkman" - Poland (imdb display title)
"En mand kom til byen" - Denmark (reissue title)
"Insats förlorad" - Sweden
"Neki su dotrcali" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (imdb display title)
"Qualcuno verrà" - Italy
"Rohanva jöttek" - Hungary
"Scriitorul, cartoforul si prostituata" - Romania (imdb display title)
"To stigma tou kolasmenou" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Yli kaiken ymmärryksen" - Finland
"Zij zochten het geluk" - Netherlands (informal title)
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137 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PA (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1959) | Netherlands:18 (re-rating) (1959) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Approved (PCA #19154) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Vincente Minnelli and Frank Sinatra clashed famously during the filming of the climactic carnival scene. Minnelli took too much time setting up a shot with a Ferris wheel and then decided to move the giant wheel, instead of moving the camera, to get the effect he wanted. Then, according to Shirley MacLaine, "Frank bolted toward his limo, dove into it headfirst, and ordered the driver to the airport. He went back to Los Angeles, and Dean went with him." Minnelli defended his actions in his autobiography: "Folklore suggests that the Ferris wheel had to be moved three inches to satisfy my esoteric tastes. The reason for the move was somewhat more practical. The camera wouldn't pick it up in the long shots unless it was moved six feet. It was important that the Ferris wheel be seen from all angles, since it was the focal point of the scene."See more »
Anachronisms: Although the movie is set in 1948, several cars from as late as the mid-1950s can be seen in the background in certain scenes.See more »
Bama Dillert:I don't know what it is about them pigs, but they always look better at night.See more »
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37 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Godard always had the best taste., 27 October 1999
Author: Darragh O' Donoghue ( from Dublin, Ireland

Typical Minnelli masterpiece, as melodramatic, emotional and stylised as his more famous musicals. Lumpen James Jones novel stripped to the bone, its macho posturings shifted to anatomy of a society. Slow, repetitive narrative mirrors stagnation of such a society. Impotence, disease and writer's block all part of a wider malaise. The psychological visuals are unsurpassed, gaudy, intense floods of light, colour and composition disrupt superficial politeness. Climax one of the greatest in American cinema; the three male leads do the most difficult work of their careers. Shirley MacLaine gets hard deal, though.

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