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4.1
446 Ratings

Some Came Running

Directed by Vincente Minnelli
United States, 1958
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

One morning, a drunken soldier and a girl get off a coach. He is a disillusioned writer going home. There he makes friends with a gambler and ends up marrying the blonde who got off the coach that morning.

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Some Came Running Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1959 | 5 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1959 | Nominee: Best Actress - Drama

Critics reviews

Minnelli, who began his film career in production design, was a master of color, composition, and camera movement, aside from being, as is noted of this movie’s hero, “a terribly sensitive man.” The direction of this widescreen movie has a palpable breadth and sweep.
October 05, 2015
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All of sudden, we come upon the most dynamic final reel in ‘50s American cinema (its only serious rival is Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY): a riot of color and motion that dislocates our sense of place and character in every shot. Too, there’s the iconic purity of Shirley MacLaine, whose carnival shriek has become an auteurist rallying cry.
November 09, 2012
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The [overt sensuality] is entirely supplied by MacLaine, who sketches a tragic, complex character from a conventional type: the hussy with a heart of gold. I love her unrefined bright-pink dresses; how her copious bracelets jangle; the way the oversized rose on her necklace, which she wears to class herself up, appears to be strangling her.
July 02, 2012
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