The Man with the Golden Arm (1955).
A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.
This is one of the most interesting Frank Sinatra roles - he’s alternately honorable and deceptive, good and cruel, romantic and scathing. It showcases his acting ability in a way that a lot of films really didn’t. Kim Novak and Eleanor Parker are also great in their supporting capacities, and the story comes together to create a strong, compelling film. 7.5/10.