Sinatra. The Voice of America

Whiskey and cigarettes are his trademarks. His unique voice and his bright winning smile are his assets. Frank Sinatra is the All-American-Man: A gentleman in a suit, who can do anything but hide everything. Sinatra became popular in the 50‘s and an icon of his time. Women fell in love with him. Men wanted to be like him.
Frank Sinatra wants to have it all and tries to push aside his fears and traumas of the war by singing a soundtrack to America’s economic and social boom. In the new America, the song ‘New York, New York‘ forms a place of aspiration, as artists such as Robbie Williams will proof over and over again. That is why 100 years after the birth of the ‘King of Swing’ his songs still have new followers. How did the man from New Jersey find himself amongst the elite of the most important musicians of all times? It is no secret, that he did not have a perfect voice; neither was he an exceptional musical talent.
The documentary ‘Frank Sinatra – The Voice of America’ takes us behind the scenes and uncovers the story around Frank’s voice: What was Francis Albert Sinatra like as a person, and where lies the key to his success? We meet the unknown man behind this winning smile and show why Sinatra became a big star, an icon and to many a hero suffering traumata, that influenced an entire era.

Length 1 x 90'
Year 2015
Genre documentary feature
Format HDTV 16:9
Director Annette Baumeister
Boadcast ARTE