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The Nun’s Story This hatfuo was last edited on 28 Juneat Anthony Franciosa received Oscar nomination for Zinnemman’s realistic drama about drug addiction, which was still a taboo issue in Hollywood of the s. Learn more More Like This. Edit Storyline A Korean War veteran’s morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Johnny and Polo’s father, John Sr. Seymour and Dolce, in contrast, seem oddly benign. The fix temporarily cures Johnny’s withdrawal symptoms and he tries to make up with Celia by preparing a romantic dinner, only to have her tell him when she gets home from work that she no longer loves him and wants a divorce. My generation which came to age in the 60’s saw many hatdul which showed the “fun” side of getting smashed or high.

All Critics 1 Fresh 1 Rotten 0. Anthony Franciosa as Polo. Or should we seek redress, judging rqin past by present-day standards?


Johnny goes into severe withdrawal and begins to hallucinate, just as Mother and his gang arrive to collect Johnny’s debt payment. Was this review helpful to you?

A Hatful of Rain

Masterson, a native of Houston, [ The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. It was adapted by Michael V. But Don Nardini is a superb Polo. Don Nardini Celia Pope Already have an account? Oscar Nominated Movies The film does raib an ugly problem about drugs, be they legal or illegal.

Edit Did You Know? Johnny tries to get his father to spend the day with Polo instead. When Larry Larkin’s comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls raim ghost-writer Francis X.

Quotes John Pope, Sr: You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. A pllay film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. While some of the blocking is awkward, it is appropriate that the characters have many conversations with one another while sitting or standing in adjacent rooms.

He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US. Rex Lease as Man. We sense how trapped Polo feels, and hatdul provides the character with an aura of danger. Meanwhile, Polo and Celia are home alone in the apartment John Sr. Clark as Middle-Aged Man. Murray hits up Franciosa for money to support his habit and his addiction deepens. All Fall Rian Premier Logo Created with Sketch. I’m officially co-producing this show.


Polo, You’re a bum. Cab Driver Art Fleming Foreman was blacklisted at the time of the film’s release.

Please fill out this field with valid email address. Celia thinks he is seeing another woman but in reality he is looking for drugs, which are becoming harder to find as the police are arresting many dealers.

A Hatful of Rain Theatrical release poster. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. That is quite a dubious achievement when you notice that there are only four principal characters in the movie and it’s supposed to be about Johnny’s addiction.

William Tannen as Executive. The film does not preach about addiction. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Start your free trial.

A Hatful of Rain play by Michael V. Films directed by Fred Zinnemann. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Audible Download Audio Books. After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.