|Source: Bolinha Franca-|
If you've seen the movie Pal Joey and are familiar with that, which I saw again last week, this movie is fairly similar to Pal Joey. Except Frank is already sort of a made man in the entertainment business in the sense that he's already successful. In The Man With The Golden Arm, Frank plays an up incoming musician who hasn't made it yet, who has a checkered past including doing time. And has to do other things to pay his bills including gambling.
Frank also plays a drug addict in this movie, when in Pal Joey he was sober basically the entire movie. But in both movies he meets Kim Novak who is an entertainer herself working at local clubs and they get involved in both movies. Except in Golden Arm, Kim saves Frank from his addiction and helps him get cleaned and then they get involved. This time the women saves the man in the movie.