A Hole In The Head details
|Starring:||Eddie Hodges, Carolyn Jones, Eleanor Parker, Edward G. Robinson, Thelma Ritter, Joi Lansing, Keenan Wynn, Frank Sinatra|
A Hole In The Head
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Jul 2004|
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Good to watchBy a customer from England , 31 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Interesting Movie!!! the relationship between a dad and son came out well..... all the antics of the father was worh watching.....
sinatra and robinsonBy blenky (44 reviews) from birmingham , 31 Jul 2011only saw this film once when I was a lad and seeing it again reminded me of how good Sinatra was and the great Edward G Robinson they worked well together recommend
A very tired film indeedBy Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 02 Feb 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis seems like an odd choice for Capra, perhaps necessitated by eight years of no work since 'Here comes the groom' (which isn't, in itself, very good, either), and, although the material is somewhat suitable, Arnold Schulman's screenplay has barely been opened out from his own Broadway play, and the whole thing is so long and draggy that entire scenes go past without anything happening. Even at the end, we can't honestly say that much has happened: Frank still has his money-pit of a hotel, Edward G. Robinson is still pulling out his hair at his brother's improvidence, and no-one has any more chance at success than they did at the start.
Having said all that, it's a very well-characterised movie, with director, writer and cast all pulling together to create people in whom we can believe and in whom we would be interested, if only they had something interesting to do. Robinson and Ritter are good value, and the scenes between Sinatra and Eleanor Parker are surprisingly touching, but it could all have been done in not much more than half the time, which would have allowed space for a proper plot.
Not Sinatra at his bestBy jennifer claire from Ireland , 27 Sep 2006He looks a bit uncomfortable playing oppoite a [fairly affected] child and it seems to me this part was clearly meant to be a nice Jewish boy gone a bit wild,- despite the character having an Italian name- rather than Ring-a-ding-ding Sinatra himself. Thelma Ritter and Edward G Robinson do their schtick perfectly, as you would expect and both the romantic leading ladies are good, but the film seems dated and awkward, both sympathetic to our Frankie and his crazy schemes and condeming him for not doing the 9-to-5 grind to support the boy.
All in all, its a nice time capsule of fifties clothes and home furnishing, cars and lifestyles, manners and mores, but Art it ain't.
Frank SinatraBy a customer from Birmingham England , 27 Feb 2006Anything with Sinatra in is going to be good. This is no exception.
You need this likeBy Claude from Berwick upon Tweed , 18 Feb 2005A cast of irritating characters and a pointless aimless plot make this a film to be missed.
Do yourself a favour and arrange your CD collection alphabetically instead youll be glad you did.
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