Man with the Golden Arm, The

Man with the Golden Arm, The

Chicagoan Frankie Machine, a failure, takes to morphine, murders his supplier, and hangs himself. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 632]
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26) In terms of The Man with the Golden Arm, the imaginative possibilities encoded into this landscape of confinement offers a means to interpret the individual empowerment of Frankie Machine, which I now wish to address.
It is almost as if Algren's novels were written in several literary genres simultaneously, as if at the end of The Man With the Golden Arm, the novel were superseded by a parallel work, a drama, and what resonates most strongly is an irreducible lyric quality, what Algren would have called poetry.
Other notable non- musical films: The Man With the Golden Arm, The Manchurian Candidate.