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A Hole in the Head Details

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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 Ritter) arrive in Miami, thinking of taking custody of Tony's son, they suddenly decide to try to match Tony up with the widowed Mrs. Rogers -- maybe that will teach him some responsibility. This was one of the last movies directed by Frank Capra. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:July 15, 1959

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Frank Capra Best Director 1959 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jimmy Van Heusen Best Song 1959 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sammy Cahn Best Song 1959 Winner

Cast

Frank Sinatra
as Tony Manetta
Edward G. Robinson
as Mario Manetta
Eleanor Parker
as Mrs. Rogers
Carolyn Jones
as Shirl
Thelma Ritter
as Sophie Manetta
Keenan Wynn
as Jerry Marks
Eddie Hodges
as Ally Manetta
Joi Lansing
as Dorine
Jimmy Komack
as Julius Manetta
Dub Taylor
as Fred
Connie Sawyer
as Miss Wexler
Benny Rubin
as Mr. Diamond
Ruby Dandridge
as Sally
Joyce Nizzari
as Alice
Pupi Campo
as Master of Ceremonies
Emory Parnell
as Sheriff
Bill Walker
as Andy
Emory Parnell
as Sheriff

Crew

Frank Capra
Director
Frank Capra
Producer
Frank Sinatra
Producer
Arnold Schulman
Play Author
Arnold Schulman
Screenwriter
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer
Jimmy Van Heusen
Songwriter
Jimmy Van Heusen
Composer (Music Score)
Sammy Cahn
Songwriter
Nelson Riddle
Composer (Music Score)
William W. Hornbeck
Editor
Eddie Imazu
Art Director
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Fred Lau
Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard Ponedel
Makeup
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