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Unearth Rat Pack Classic ‘Some Came Running,’ Admired by Scorsese

Unearth Rat Pack Classic 'Some Came Running,' Admired by Scorsese

The box office success of "From Here to Eternity," adapted from the James Jones best-seller, paved the way for this 1958 film based on the author’s follow-up novel. It’s another example of director Vincente Minnelli’s seemingly effortless mastery of the medium, here using the expansive Cinemascope lens to frame an intimate small-town tragedy (He claimed to have based the film’s visual style on the inside of a jukebox.) Shirley MacLaine was Oscar-nominated for her role as a star-crossed good-time girl.

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