Some Came Running

"Weak"

Some Came Running Review


You can dress Frank Sinatra up as a mysterious ex-G.I. with a wad of money and a flair with a pen, but that doesn't mean the movie in question will evolve beyond a cut-rate Peyton Place. Some Came Running starts with promise, as Ol' Blue Eyes drifts into town and dredges up all sort of troubling history with his family, but ends up being a kind of tepid love triange involving Frank, a luscious blonde, and Shirley Maclaine. In the end, some do come running in a memorable yet odd finale, but they just don't get there fast enough to elevate the story into the classic some think it is. Based on a James Jones novel.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 137 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 18th December 1958

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: Sol C. Siegel

Starring: as Dave Hirsh, as Bama Dillert, as Ginnie Moorehead, as Gwen French, as Frank Hirsh, Nancy Gates as Edith Barclay, as Agnes Hirsh, Betty Lou Keim as Dawn Hirsh, as Professor Robert Haven French, Steve Peck as Raymond Lanchak, as Jane Barclay

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