Entertainment Weekly - 12/18/1998
"...Made for Sinatra....Hints at what [Sinatra, Martin and MacLaine] could do when they tried..." -- Rating: B
Film Comment - 05/01/2008
"SOME CAME RUNNING is one of the director's masterpieces, a smoldering dissection of postwar small-town life that simultaneously skewers intellectual elitism and populist moralism."
Disillusionment and hypocrisy reign in a small Midwestern town in the 1940's in this adaptation of a James Jones novel. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Actress-Shirley MacLaine, Best Song ("To Love and Be Loved").
Slice-of-life drama, which takes place at the end of World War II. When an ex-soldier, who's also an aspiring writer, becomes intoxicated, he's sent back to his home in the midwest -- a place he'd hoped never to see again. He despises his brother and sister-in-law, and wants nothing to do with them; he does however, fall head-over-heels for an acquaintance of theirs. He enlists the help of a good friend to deal with the situation, but even there tragedy looms...