Oscar Movies: Joker Is Wild (1957)–Starring Frank Sinatra

In this musical biopic, directed by Charles Vidor, Frank Sinatra stars as nightclub singer Joe E. Lewis, who oses his voice and makes a comeback as a comedian.

Jeanne Crain and Mitzi Gaynor are the two women in his life.

The cast includes Eddie Albert, Beverly Garland, Jackie Coogan, and Sophie Tucker.

The part was tailor-made and the complicated song was deliberately composed as a challenge for Sinatra.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Song: All the Way, music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Oscar Awards: 1

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