Frank Sinatra was a legendary American singer and actor who left his mark on Hollywood through his glittering career. His won the ‘Academy Awards’ for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’, and the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ in 1954, for his portrayal of Private Angelo Maggio, in ‘From Here to Eternity’, widely considered to be his best role.
He started his career with movies like, ‘Major Bowes' Amateur Theatre of the Air’, ‘Las Vegas Nights’ (1941), and ‘Ship Ahoy’ (1942). It wasn’t until ‘Step Lively’ (1944), and ‘Anchors Aweigh’ (1945), that he started taking acting seriously leading to a career revival.
Some of his Frank Sinatra’s best and top grossing movies include, ‘On the Town’, and ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ in 1949; ‘Young at Heart’, and ‘Suddenly’ in 1954. He would win an Academy Award nomination in 1955 again for ‘The Man with the Golden Arm’, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for ‘Pal Joey’.
The Man with the Golden Arm is an American drama film which tells the story of Frankie Machine, a heroin addict, who is released from jail. He struggles to avoid slipping back into addiction, and meanwhile, he also tries to rebuild his life.
This war action adventure film takes us to the Second World War and it revolves around Colonel Ryan, a US Army Air Corps pilot, who finds himself captured by the enemy. Now, he must win the support of the British prisoners of war, so that they can plan a daring escape together.
A musical biopic, this movie traces the life of the famous singer and comedian Joe E. Lewis. When a young Lewis refuses to sing for a club, its owner has his vocal cords cut. Years later, with encouragement from his girlfriend Letty Page, he succeeds in becoming a comedian. However, his drinking and gambling habits create problems for him.
The movie follows the lives and love interests of three US Army soldiers deployed in Hawaii and is set in the months leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This Academy Award-winning American war drama-romance is based on a 1951 novel of the same name.
Towards the end of the Korean War, a platoon of captured US soldiers is taken to Manchuria by their captors. Three days later, Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw and Captain Bennett Marco return to UN lines and eventually to the USA to a hero’s welcome. But very soon, Marco starts having terrible nightmare, unaware that he has been brainwashed by the communists.
A musical remake of the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story, which itself was based on a play of the same name, this film tells the story of a famed jazz musician, who attempts to regain the affection of his ex-wife, after she decides to get married to another man.
A gambler in New York is challenged to take a female missionary to Havana. However, they fall for each other on the way.
Gabey, Chip and Ozzie are three sailors who are on a 24-hour leave in New York City, and they decide to make every second count. However, things get complicated when all three of them fall in love with three different women.
Dave Hirsh is a former writer and war veteran who returns to his hometown after many years. He is accompanied by Ginnie, a woman who is in love with him. He meets his older brother Frank, who invites him for dinner. Frank introduces him to Gwen, a teacher, to teach him French. Over time, Dave feels attracted to Gwen but unfortunately Gwen doesn’t feel the same way. Things get complicated when Dave gets involved with gangsters.
Anchors Weigh is a comedy fantasy film which revolves around the adventures of a pair of sailors who are on a holiday.
Hollywood press agent Bill Dunnigan arrives in the home town of actress Olga Treskovna with her body to honor her last request of being buried there. But he meets with hostility and lacks the funds. Desperate to honor her wishes, he convinces the churches to ring the bells for three days and prays for a miracle.
Alan Baker works for his father’s artificial-fruit company and is a carefree ladies’ man who never lets anything ruin a good time. When his brother Buddy moves in with him, Alan teaches him all his tricks. But a violent confrontation with a jealous husband forces Alan to reconsider his life choices.
Hoke Birdsill arrives in Yerkey's Hole demanding justice after being robbed by Dingus Magee. The town’s mayor, Belle Nops, who is also the owner of the local bordello makes him sheriff. After several battles of one-upmanship with each other, Magee and Birdsill team up to bring the bordello down.
Danny Miller returns to Brooklyn after World War II to gain a successful career as a singer. He meets music teacher, Anne Fielding, and develops feelings for her. But when Danny's shy friend and heir to a duke, Jamie Shellgrove, comes to live with him, a romantic chemistry develops between Anne and Jamie.
Recently paroled con artist dapper Danny Ocean, the man who believes in action, rolls out another plan. Following three rules: Not to steal from the ones who don't deserve it, play the game like you have nothing to lose and not to hurt anyone, he orchestrates the most avant-garde heist in history. Will he succeed?
Danny Wilson, and his partner, Mike, are two small-time singers. One night, they meet an entertainer named Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at a nightclub which is owned by Nick Driscoll. However, Nick wants half of Danny’s future income. Danny agrees and soon his career reaches new heights.
The murder of boss Big Jim Stevens leaves a void at the top. Gisborne - the one who planned Stevens' murder, takes over. But Stevens always treated Robbo like his son and wanted him to succeed him whenever the time was right. This triggers a gangland war. Jim's sophisticated and beautiful daughter, Marian Stevens, intervenes, but she has her own ulterior motives.
Around the World in 80 Days is an Oscar winning adventure comedy film which is based on a novel of the same name by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, living in the 19th century, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Along with his French valet Passepartout, he sets out on an adventurous journey.
Higher and Higher is a romantic comedy drama musical film which revolves around Cyrus Drake, a piano manufacturer who used to be a millionaire, but is currently going through bankruptcy. He is unable to pay his household staff for seven months. When his wife and daughter is on a long trip abroad, they all plan a scheme to pass off the attractive maid as his daughter, so that she can be married off to a rich man. Millie is however in love with Mike, one of the servants.
Mike, Chip, and Larry are three U.S. Cavalry sergeants stationed in a Native American Territory in 1870. They join forces with former slave Jonah, who wants to become trooper, to fight a battle against a Native American chief who has united other Native Americans to destroy the invading American army.
Johnny Dalton, a poor bank teller, wants to marry his doting girlfriend, Mildred ‘Mibs’ Goodhue, but lacks the funds. When he saves a bookie named Harris from attackers, Harris gives Johnny the chance to earn ample money by betting on fixed races. Unfortunately, Johnny becomes a suspect for a bank robbery and must seek his friend Emile’s help.
Samantha Blake, a ladies fashion buyer, doesn’t want to romance due to her past experience. Steve Sherman is a womanizing newspaper reporter who first meets her on a flight to Paris and later mistakes her for a high class prostitute after she undergoes a makeover in the city. The encounter turns from simple fun to something more serious when the two genuinely fall for each other.
Brother of a notorious gunfighter, Johnny Concho takes advantage of his position to bully the townsfolk of Cripple Creek. However, when Tallman arrives, claiming to have killed Concho's brother and who treats people worse than Concho, he has no option left than to muster courage and stand up for himself and the people of his town. Concho now has to earn the respect of Cripple Creek by fighting Tallman.
Workaholic Dan Edwards fails to notice or compliment his wife Valerie after nineteen years of marriage. When they end up getting divorced on their second honeymoon in Mexico, Valerie ends up accidentally getting married to Dan’s second in command Ernie. All things are restored at the end of this comedy of errors.
When treasure hunters Rosa Lucchesi and Vic Rossiter, with diver, Mark Brittain, and ex-U-boat officer, Eric Lauffnauer, find a sunken WWII German submarine, they plan to use it to rob the British cruise-liner HMS Queen Mary on the high seas. As Mark and Vic vie for Rosa’s affection, the group tries to pull the dangerous heist. Do they succeed in their plan?
Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion.
Cannonball Run II is an action comedy film which revolves around an illegal cross-country race, where the participants race on various vehicles, hoping to win a million dollar prize.
Paris- When It Sizzles is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter, who tries to come up with a way to help him overcome his writer’s block.
A Broadway dancer, who has been hired to perform on an ocean liner heading for Rio, unwittingly gets involved in a plot to smuggle out a prototype explosive mine for the Nazis. On the ship, she meets a pup fiction writer and although the two hit off initially they later fall apart. But by then their bags get switched.
Yearly, rancher Chuck Rodwell travels to Las Vegas for gambling, but invariably ends up losing. Maria Corvier is the ballet-dancer at ‘Sand’s’ where Chuck discovers that she is lucky for him as he wins whenever he holds her hands. Aspiring for stardom, Maria is indifferent initially; but gradually they fall in love. Will they continue to hold hands up to the altar?
The Road to Victory is a short drama film which takes a look at how Hollywood stars try to increase the sales of war bonds by singing and entertaining the viewers, during the time of the Second World War.
Norma, Mildred and Patsy, are three sisters who work as vaudeville performers. Along with Patsy’s husband, they arrive in Las Vegas, hoping to turn an old building they inherited into a trendy nightclub. They earn a significant sum at the casino, but lose it quickly. They soon get involved with a shady lawyer, who wants their property for himself.
Frank Sinatra Awards
|From Here to Eternity||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1954|
|Pal Joey||Best Actor - Comedy or Musical||1958|
|From Here to Eternity||Best Supporting Actor||1954|
|Winner||Best Vocal Performance, Male||1959|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1959|
|Winner||Best Album Cover||1959|
|Winner||Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance||1996|
|Winner||Best Album Notes||1987|
|Winner||Best Historical Album||1983|
|Winner||Best Album Notes||1981|
|Winner||Best Vocal Performance, Male||1960|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1960|
|Winner||Bing Crosby Award||1965|
|Winner||Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical||1967|
|Winner||Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist||1967|
|Winner||Best Album Notes||1967|
|Winner||Best Vocal Performance, Male||1967|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1967|
|Winner||Record of the Year||1967|
|Winner||Best Vocal Performance, Male||1966|
|Winner||Album of the Year||1966|
|Winner||Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist||1966|
|Winner||Best Album Notes||1966|