Meet Danny Wilson (film)

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Meet Danny Wilson
Meet Danny Wilson (1952 film) poster.jpg
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Produced by Leonard Goldstein
Written by Don McGuire
Starring Frank Sinatra
Shelley Winters
Alex Nicol
Raymond Burr
Cinematography Maury Gertsman
Edited by Virgil W. Vogel
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1952 (1952-04-01)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Meet Danny Wilson is a 1952 drama musical film starring Frank Sinatra and Shelley Winters. The movie was directed by Joseph Pevney and written by Don McGuire. Sinatra, during his famous career slump between his bobby-soxer heyday and From Here to Eternity (1953), plays a small-time singer who vaults to the top of his profession only to be threatened by a gangster (Raymond Burr).


Hot-tempered singer Danny Wilson and easy-going pianist pal Mike Ryan get acquainted with Joy Carroll, also a singer. Danny slugs a cop and is thrown in jail, but Joy arranges his bail and a job at mobster Nick Driscoll's club.

Danny's got double trouble because Nick not only demands 50 percent of all earnings, past and future, he jealously loves Joy as well. The cops are keeping an eye on Nick because he's a suspect in a murder.

Joy comes to realize in time that Mike is the one she truly loves. Mike is reluctant to steal his best friend's girl, and Danny brashly announces his engagement to Joy without first consulting her. Danny catches her with Mike, gets drunk and punches Nick, who pulls a gun. Mike intercepts the bullet meant for his friend.

Cops follow Danny to a park where he intends to get even with Nick. At the last second, the police save him. Danny comes to accept the romance of Joy and Mike, and they happily come to see him at his next big engagement on stage.



The film features cameos from Tony Curtis and Jeff Chandler.[1]


The song, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", is performed by Shelley Winters and Frank Sinatra.


  1. ^ LADD, PARAMOUNT DISCUSS CONTRACT: Actor Seeks Picture-a-Year Deal on Long-Term Basis After Current Pact Ends Youngster Gets Role By THOMAS M. PRYOR Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 14 Sep 1951: 22.

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