Some Came Running

A cooking pot of post-war anger that never simmers - it boils. Every colour fizzles on screen in this powerhouse of a melodrama where even Dean Martin is running frantic by the last few minutes whilst the bombast of the score swells to breaking point. Minnelli's always been great at contrasting some of the most theatrical moments in cinema with some of the most tender, and it's easy to see just by looking at the cast list how much of a battlefield of emotions this is going to be. The men who don't lie about their fallibility are ruled by the drink and the women just end up as victims. An angry film, but one that's also filled with so much love and passion.

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