#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the post-war, the alcoholic and bitter veteran military and former writer Dave Hirsch returns from Chicago to his hometown Parkman, Indiana. He is followed by Ginnie Moorehead, a vulgar and easy woman with whom he spent his last night in Chicago that has fallen in love with him. The resentful Dave meets his older brother Frank Hirsh, who owns a jewelry store and is a prominent citizen of Parkman that invites him to have dinner with his family. Dave meets his sister-in-law Agnes that hates him since one character of his novel had been visibly inspired on her, and his teenage niece Dawn. Frank introduces the school teacher Gwen French to him and Dave feels attracted by the beautiful woman that is daughter of his former Professor Robert Haven French and idolizes his work as writer. However, his unrequited love with Gwen drives Dave back to the local bar where he befriends the professional gambler Bama Dillert and meets Ginnie again with the Chicago’s mobster Raymond Lanchak that was her former lover and has followed her from Chicago. The unconditional love of Ginnie for Dave leads to a tragedy in the calm Parkman.
Plot: Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down, and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother, and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Morehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows increasingly angry.
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Melodramatic Soap Opera about Hypocrisy and Love
In the post-war, the alcoholic and bitter veteran military and former writer Dave Hirsch (Frank Sinatra) returns from Chicago to his hometown Parkman, Indiana. He is followed by Ginnie Moorehead (Shirley MacLaine), a vulgar and easy woman with whom he spent his last night in Chicago that has fallen in love with him. The resentful Dave meets his older brother Frank Hirsh (Arthur Kennedy), who owns a jewelry store and is a prominent citizen of Parkman that invites him to have dinner with his family. Dave meets his sister-in-law Agnes (Leora Dana) that hates him since one character of his novel had been visibly inspired on her, and his teenage niece Dawn (Betty Lou Keim). Frank introduces the school teacher Gwen French (Martha Hyer) to him and Dave feels attracted by the beautiful woman that is daughter of his former Professor Robert Haven French (Larry Gates) and idolizes his work as writer. However, his unrequited love with Gwen drives Dave back to the local bar where he befriends the professional gambler Bama Dillert (Dean Martin) and meets Ginnie again with the Chicago’s mobster Raymond Lanchak (Steven Peck) that was her former lover and has followed her from Chicago. The unconditional love of Ginnie for Dave leads to a tragedy in the calm Parkman.
“Some Came Running” is a melodramatic soap opera about hypocrisy and love in a small American town by Vincente Minnelli. Every character in the story is flawed, bitter, hypocrite, insecure, gossiper, false and the unconditional love of Ginnie with Dave is probably the most beautiful and pure feeling in this romance despite the reputation of Ginnie. This character is magnificently performed by the lovely and sweet Shirley MacLaine and the dialogs are witty and harsh. This story recalls “Peyton Place” that also shows the stereotypical lifestyle of a small town in America in the late 40’s. The false morality and intolerance rules the relationships among the dwellers, with gossips, sexual repression and snobbery are very similar. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): “Deus Sabe o Quanto Amei!” (“God Knows How Much I Have Loved”)
Some Came Running
I found this film listed in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, the main cast was a good reason for me to watch, and I was interested to see if it was a deserved entry into the book, directed by Vincente Minnelli (Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, The Band Wagon). Basically Dave Hirsh (Frank Sinatra) is an alcoholic and bitter military veteran and former writer who winds up returning from Chicago to his hometown Parkman, Indiana after catching a bus while intoxicated. In his drunken state Dave also invited flamboyant, vulgar and easy woman Ginnie Moorehead (Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Shirley MacLaine), she has tagged along convinced he loves her, now sober Dave realises his mistake and gives her cash to return to Chicago. It is has been 16 years since Dave left Parkman and had a career in writing, publishing two books, he has also been out of touch with his older brother Frank (Oscar nominated Arthur Kennedy), he is still bitter about how Frank and their friend Agnes (Leora Dana) treated him when he was a child. Frank is now married to Agnes and has inherited a jewellery business from Agnes’ father, their social status and reputation in town was already a concern, now Dave returning threatens this more. Frank tries to make amends with his brother, Agnes wants nothing to do with Dave, but Agnes’s wealthy acquaintances Professor Robert Haven French (Larry Gates) and his daughter Gwen (Oscar nominated Martha Hyer), a schoolteacher, who admire his books want a meeting with Dave, she is forced to welcome him. Dave and Gwen spend some time together, he instantly falls in love with her, she is also attracted to him, but is afraid to express her passion, each time she rejects him, Dave ends up back with Ginny, who decided to stick around town, but her lack of intelligence frustrates him. When he arrived Dave met and befriended Bama Dillert (Dean Martin), a hard-partying but good-hearted gambler who never takes his hat off, they spend many occasions playing card games with other guys in town. Dave and Bama get into trouble when gangster and Ginny’s ex- boyfriend Raymond Lanchak (Steve Peck) shows up, he starts stalking Ginny, and they are not prepared to stand back and let him get away with it. Frank is upset that Dave’s lifestyle is causing him a bad reflection, but Dave is a good man despite his notorious reputation, he treats Ginny with kindness and is a father figure to his niece, Frank’s daughter Dawn (Betty Lou Keim). Dave writes a new story that is published by The Atlantic magazine, and Gwen confesses his love to him on the telephone, while he is away on a gambling trip with Bama and Ginny. This phone causes the gamblers to think Dave is cheating, they stab Bama, worse comes when Ginny talks to Gwen, who is upset to find out Dave has been seeing her, Gwen cuts Dave off, and at the end of his rope Dave makes the drastic decision to marry Ginny, despite Bama’s objections. While Ginny is not a social or intellectual match for Dave, she does show great passion for him that he has not had from anyone else, but soon after their wedding, Ray shows up again with a gun, Davbe is injured, and Ginny is shot dead protecting Dave, it ends with Dave, Bama and Gwen attending the funeral for Ginny. Also starring Nancy Gates as Edith Barclay and Connie Gilchrist as Jane Barclay. Sinatra is good as being world-weary, Martin is great as the gambler and drinker buddy, MacLaine is lovably ditsy, and Hyer is good at being an icy schoolmarm, the film is highly stylised, the melodramatic material comes thick and fast, some good, some okay, it has great music by Elmer Bernstein, but it is a little too long, overall I think it is a reasonable classic drama. It was nominated the Oscar for Best Costume Design, Best Original Song for “To Love and Be Loved”. Worth watching!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Vincente Minnelli
Writer James Jones, John Patrick, Arthur Sheekman
Actors Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 5 Oscars. 3 wins & 10 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System), 4-Track Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,718 m (Netherlands), 3,725 m (16 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope
Printed Film Format 35 mm