One of my favorite films from the fifties is finally hitting DVD next month, courtesy of a stand alone widescreen DVD and a new Frank Sinatra box set.
Filmed in lovely Madison, Indiana in 1958, Vincent Minnelli's Oscar Nominated Some Came Running is melodrama at its finest and features one of the best casts of the decade including Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine and in one of his career best performances, Dean Martin.
I'll be honest and say that I am not a big fan of these big budget fifties melodramas typically but I have always found this Minnelli film (taken from an original novel by From Here To Eternity author James Jones) to be a really remarkable and moving one. Its release on DVD is long overdue and very welcome.
Other films in the very reasonably priced Sinatra set include The Man With The Golden Arm, The Tender Trap, None But The Brave and Marriage On The Rocks.