1958. USA. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. With Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. 137 min.
As boozy writer Sinatra tears through the sordid underbelly of his Indiana hometown,Minnelli infuses his resplendent Technicolor images with a quiet sense of doom, powerfully dissecting the petty hypocrisies of the postwar psyche. This melodramaticmasterwork is one of Hollywood’s iciest portraits of American life, as well as definitive proof that nobody can wear a hat quite like Dean Martin.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.