A Hole in the Head (1959)
This comedy-drama finds Tony (Frank Sinatra) the proprioter of a Miami Beach hotel. A widower with a young son, he asks his rich older brother Mario (Edward G.Robinson) for money to help keep the business going. Mario and his wife travel from New York to Miami. Convinced Tony is an idle dreamer, Mario plans to gain custody of his nephew. His plans change when he conspires to set Tony up with a wealthy widow (Elanor Parker).
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Critic Reviews for A Hole in the Head
Capra's next to last film, a tale of a widower and his young son, is not up to his level but the film is entertaining due to the star turn of Frank Sinatra, and of course the popular Oscar-winning tune "High Hopes," which he sings.
Weak Capra light drama does have Sinatra and Edward G.
Overlong, reactionary, but enjoyable with enough of the old Capra magic to make it work.
Audience Reviews for A Hole in the Head
Capra's second to last film, made in 1959, and set in Miami Beach, shows widower swinger single pop Sinatra trying to stay financially afloat while trying to raise his serious young son in a beachside hotel. Thelma Ritter and Eddie G. and Capra's deft touch lift the proceedings considerably and the piece includes the song "High Hopes".More
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