MDPL presents Frank Sinatra (and the Cardozo Hotel) in “A Hole in the Head” 3/14/09

Saturday 14 March
11:00 am

Join us for a series of films that are set (and substantially filmed) in Miami Beach in the 1940s and 50s. These films feature great directors, compelling performances, and glamorous (and not so glamorous!) hotels in Miami Beach’s golden years.

A Hole in the Head
Directed by Frank Capra
USA/1959/120 minutes/Color

Like most of director Frank Capra’s films, this film is an observant portrait of the fighting man and his repressive surroundings, but Capra offers a variation of the theme by revealing the obstacles as self-made. Tony Manetta (Frank Sinatra) is a gambler and womanizer, who blows his money at the first opportunity and now faces eviction and loss of his business (an Ocean Drive hotel known in the film as the “Garden of Eden” – but in real life the Cardozo Hotel). Complicating his worries is his young son who lives with him. Despite their troubles, they want to stick together, because they’re not only a family, but also a team. Free admission.

Location: Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St, Miami Beach
Information: 305-535-4219 or