Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Some Came Running (1958)

Pure, uncut melodrama...

It was decent, but nothing more...Sinatra was flat and ill-defined, the rest of them were caricatures (the icy blonde intellectual spinster, the dumb chatty floozy)...and did Dead Martin's character serve ANY purpose WHATSOEVER? It almost seemed like he just showed up with Sinatra on the first day of filming and they decided they would add him to the movie...

Also, it's obvious they couldn't think of a way to actually end the story, so they just through outlandish plot turns (he suddenly up and marries her! And then that random dude just shows back up and shoots him! But she jumps in the way and dies! I SMELL OSCAR!"
Not the best way to spend 2 1/2 hours, but oh well, it was decent, 7/10

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