A review of this — 7 years ago
I had to wait something like 6 years to get this off of Netflix because it was on the “very long wait” status. It was an old Frank Sinatra movie and I had heard many recommendations for it… but upon watching it I don’t think it lived up to my expectations. I may be spoiled by the wonderful dialogue of Billy Wilder’s movies and the wonderful acting of Paul Newman. The main take-away of this movie is the main character’s name, Frankie Machine. I love that. I also remember a few lines like, “I’m the kind of guy, boy when I move, watch my smoke. But I’m gonna need some good clothes though.”
I also really enjoyed Molly O’s character… she was the only person that I felt did anything unpredictable and nobel. Taking care of Frankie, and not being a complete user like everyone else in the film.