What Makes Sammy Run? (1959)
Budd Schulberg's acclaimed stage play was memorably adapted for this installment of NBC's prestigious "Sunday Showcase" anthology series. The story charts the rise and fall of Sammy Glick (Larry Blyden), a Jewish lad from New York's Lower East Side who claws, scrapes, and double-crosses his way into a lucrative career in 1930s Hollywood. John Forsythe, Dina Merrill, Norman Fell co-star. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary by Merrill, others; interview.