Reel 13 – August Lineup

Air date: 08/08/2015

Frank Sinatra’s Classic “The Man with the Golden Arm” to Air in Reel 13’s Abbreviated August Lineup on THIRTEEN


The 1955 drama The Man with the Golden Arm makes its Reel 13 debut on THIRTEEN in August.

Led by Frank Sinatra and based on the novel by Nelson Algren, The Man with the Golden Arm is the story of an addict who gets clean while in prison but struggles to maintain his sobriety in the outside world. Controversial for its time, the film was critically acclaimed and nominated for three Academy Awards, including “Best Actor” for Sinatra. Sinatra was also nominated for “Best Actor” awards by BAFTA and The New York Film Critics.

The series is pre-empted on Saturday, August 8, 15 and 22 for special pledge programming.

Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Hollywood Classic followed by an Indie, hosted by Columbia University professor Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short film selected by viewers who vote for their favorite of three shorts at



The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.



The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.



The series is pre-empted for special pledge programming.



“The Man with the Golden Arm” (1955) Dir: Otto Preminger

Frank Sinatra portrays a drug addict trying to set his life in order after being released from prison. With Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak and Arnold Stang.


“The Good Doctor” (2011) Dir:  Lance Daly

A young doctor (Orlando Bloom) goes to unconscionable extremes to aid a female patient with a kidney disorder. With Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow and Michael Peña.


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Reel 13 is funded by the Sy Syms Foundation and the Rubin Museum of Art.

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