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A Hole in the Head

A Hole in the Head (1959)


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Release Date: Jul 15, 1959 Wide



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Although the main character, Tony Manetta (Frank Sinatra), in this light comedy tends to tip the scales towards being unbelievably unrealistic, the story is pulled off because everyone else is convincing. Tony is a widower in need of a financial bailout for himself and his son, so he asks for help from his brother Mario (Edward G. Robinson), a wealthy New Yorker. Tony owns a small hotel in Miami Beach but his impractical ways have made it a losing proposition. After Mario and his wife (Thelma

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The penultimate film of the 61-year-old Frank Capra.

January 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

Weak Capra light drama does have Sinatra and Edward G.

November 1, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Overlong, reactionary, but enjoyable with enough of the old Capra magic to make it work.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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".
June 29, 2012

Super Reviewer

One of the best performances I've EVER seen by Ol' Blue Eyes --
December 6, 2008
Tom Ericksen

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the supporting cast makes this worthwhile
April 6, 2007
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