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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Based on a novel]] by James Jones, who had a previous bestseller with ''From Here to Eternity'', which was also [[Literature/FromHereToEternity made into a movie]] starring Frank Sinatra. Music/ElmerBernstein composed the music.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Based on a novel]] by James Jones, Creator/JamesJones, who had a previous bestseller with ''From Here to Eternity'', which was also [[Literature/FromHereToEternity made into a movie]] starring Frank Sinatra. Music/ElmerBernstein composed the music.


* WritersBlock: Dave has been plagued with this for many years. As the movie opens he is struggling to break out of it with a new story.

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* WritersBlock: Dave has been plagued with this for many years. As the movie opens he is struggling to break out of it with a new story.story.

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Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, where he is making his first visit in 16 years. With him is Ginny Moorehead ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied Dave to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.

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Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, where he is making his first visit in 16 sixteen years. With him Dave is Ginny Moorehead ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied Dave him to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape her ex-boyfriend Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.


Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, where he is making his first visit in 16 years. With him is Ginny Moorehead ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied him to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.

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Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, where he is making his first visit in 16 years. With him is Ginny Moorehead ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied him Dave to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.


Based on a novel by James Jones, who had a previous bestseller with ''From Here to Eternity'', which was also [[Literature/FromHereToEternity made into a movie]] starring Frank Sinatra. Music/ElmerBernstein composed the music.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Based on a novel novel]] by James Jones, who had a previous bestseller with ''From Here to Eternity'', which was also [[Literature/FromHereToEternity made into a movie]] starring Frank Sinatra. Music/ElmerBernstein composed the music.


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''Some Came Running'' is a 1958 film directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, starring Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Arthur Kennedy, Music/DeanMartin, and Martha Hyer.

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''Some Came Running'' is a 1958 drama film directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, starring Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Arthur Kennedy, Music/DeanMartin, and Martha Hyer.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Frank cheats on his wife with his secretary.

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* WritersBlock: Dave has been plagued with this for many years. As the movie opens he is struggling to break out of it with a new story.
* YourCheatingHeart: Frank cheats on his wife with his secretary.
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Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, where he is making his first visit in 16 years. With him is Ginny ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied him to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.

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Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, where he is making his first visit in 16 years. With him is Ginny Moorehead ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied him to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.


Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana. It is his first visit to his home town in 16 years. With him is Ginny ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied him to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.

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Dave Hirsh (Sinatra) is an alcoholic soldier, freshly discharged from the Army. He once had a career as an author, and published two books, but drinking and writer's block have left his writing career moribund. He drinks too much one night and wakes up the next morning in a bus that has just arrived in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana. It Indiana, where he is making his first visit to his home town in 16 years. With him is Ginny ([=MacLaine=]), a dim-witted but attractive and affectionate girl who has accompanied him to Parkman because she likes him and also because she is trying to escape Ray, a mobster creep who has been stalking her. Dave tries to put Ginny on a bus back to Chicago, but she sticks around.


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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The doctor says that alcohol adds large amounts of sugar to the blood. Alcohol in fact lowers blood glucose levels by inhibiting gluconeogenesis.

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** Dave. When he's challenged over his request for liquor in the morning, Dave says "I don't watch a clock."

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** Dave.Dave, who's only in Parkman in the first place because he got blackout drunk and boarded a bus. When he's challenged over his request for liquor in the morning, Dave says "I don't watch a clock."


** Notably worse is Bama, who packs a whole suitcase full of liquor for a trip to Terre Haute, admits to drinking a fifth of whiskey or more a day, and is told by a doctor that his drinking has given him diabetes.

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** Notably worse is Bama, who packs a whole suitcase full of liquor for a trip to Terre Haute, admits to drinking a fifth of whiskey or more a day, and is told by a doctor that his drinking has given him diabetes. After he finds this out he keeps drinking.


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* BettyAndVeronica: Ginny is fun-loving and she dresses sexy and she's kind of dumb and she likes to get drunk in bars. Gwen is a proper, refined schoolteacher who first appreciates Dave for his talent as a writer. Both of them fall in love with him.


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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Set in 1948, as revealed by the banner celebrating the town's centennial.

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