The First Deadly Sin released October 3, 1980
The First Deadly Sin is a 1980 film produced by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe and Martin Gabel in his final acting role.
Tagline: He’s searching for a killer. She’s searching for a miracle …. And time is running out.
The last of nine films produced by Sinatra and his final starring performance, as the troubled New York City cop Detective Sergeant Edward X. Delaney, The First Deadly Sin was based on a series of popular novels by Lawrence
Sanders and was originally slated to be directed by Roman Polanski, who was dropped by Columbia Pictures after statutory rape charges were brought against him.
Co-starring with Sinatra was Faye Dunaway as his ailing wife, bed-ridden in hospital during the entire duration of the film with a rare kidney affliction. The musical score was provided by composer and arranger Gordon Jenkins, who first worked with Sinatra on the 1957 album Where Are You?. One of the bit players was an unknown Bruce Willis who had a walk-on part, virtually unrecognizable as a hat covers most of his face.
The First Deadly Sin was the third production by Sinatra’s Artanis production company and was shot on location in New York City. It was premiered on October 23 1980 at Loew’s State Theatre in Times Square as part of a benefit for the Mother Cabrini Medical Centre.
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