* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: This was Frank Sinatraís first foray into serious acting after plenty of musicals.
* MoralEventHorizon: Staff Sgt. Judson [[spoiler:beating Maggio to death.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: An urban legend has since arisen that Sinatra got his Oscar-winning part thanks to his mob connections. That hasnít been proven, but it did inspire the Johnny Fontane storyline in ''Film/TheGodfather''.