Oscar Movies: Hatful of Rain, A (1957)

Fred Zinnemann's melodrama about drug addiction was considered gruesome and outre by standards of the time, and Anthony Franciosa, who played the young vet who had fought in Korea and is now hopsitalized for his problem, received his a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role.

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Anthony Franciosa was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, but the winner was Alec Guinness for David Lean's epic-adventure “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” The other male contenders were Marlon Brando in the interracial romance “Sayonara,” Charles Laughton in the court drama “Witness for the Prosecution,” and Anthony Quinn in George Cukor's melodrama, “Wild Is the Wind.”