About

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

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Directed by

Otto Preminger

Written by

Ben Hecht (Screenplay)
Walter Newman (Screenplay)
Nelson Algren (Author)
Lewis Meltzer (Screenplay)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

An 'untouchable' theme…an unusual motion picture!

Cast

Keywords

prison wheelchair drug dealer gambling insanity jazz poker junkie rehabilitation drums suspicion of murder underground world sense of guilt ex-lover cold turkey

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Darrell Silvera

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Elmer Bernstein