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House of Strangers | East Side Story - 1949


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In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe, Tony and Pietro Monetti and promises revenge to them. Then he visits his lover Irene Bennett that asks him to forget the past and start a new life. Max recalls the early 30s, when he is the favorite son of his father Gino Monetti, who has a bank in the East Side. Gino is a tyrannical and egocentric self-made man that raises his family in an environment of hatred and Max is a competent lawyer engaged with Maria Domenico. When Max meets the confident Irene, he has a troubled love affair with her. In 1933, with the new Banking Act reaches Gino for misapplication of funds. Max plots a plan to help his father but is betrayed by his brothers. Now Max will see his brothers that have also being raised under the motto "Never Forgive, Never Forget".

Technical Sheet
Title in Brazil Sangue do Meu Sangue
Original Title House of Strangers
Title in Portugal Sangue do Meu Sangue
Release year 1949
Language English, Russian
Subtitle Arabic, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Bulgarian, Czech, Russian, Turkish
Colors Black and white
Gender Police, Film-Noir, Suspense, Drama, Crime
Duration 101 Min.
Direction Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Countries of origin United States
Cast Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler, Paul Valentine, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Debra Paget, Hope Emerson, Esther Minciotti, Diana Douglas, Tito Vuolo, Fred Aldrich, Maxine Ardell, , arry Arnold, Al Bain, David Bauer, Martin Begley, Ray Beltram, Eumenio Blanco, Nick Borgani, Paul Bradley, Ralph Brooks, Argentina Brunetti, John Butler, Mushy Callahan, Steve Carruthers, Neil Carter, Dolores Castle, Bob Castro, Steve Cavalieri, Jack Chefe, Charles Cirillo, Ray Dawe, Geza De Rosner, Franklyn Farnum, Sam Finn, Charles Flynn, Tommy Garland, Lelia Goldoni, Jack Gordon, Kit Guard, Robert Haines, Stuart Hall, Donna Hamilton, Maria Haro, Ed Haskett, Thomas Browne Henry, Fred Hillebrand, Marjorie Holliday, Tom Humphrey, William Janssen, Frank Jaquet, Michael Jeffers, Geraldine Jordan, John Kellogg, Kay Koury, John Kullers, Donna La Tour, Scott Landers, Walter Lawrence, Perk Lazelle, Carl M. Leviness, Jimmy Little, Michael Macey, George Magrill, Peter Mamakos, Rena Marlin, Joe Mazzuca, Charles McClelland, Tony Merlo, Robert Milasch, Silvio Minciotti, Howard M. Mitchell, Ernesto Molinari, Roger Moore, Mike Morelli, Ann Morrison, Charles Morton, Gilda Oliva, Emma Palmese, Dolores Parker, John Pedrini, Jack Perry, Joe Ploski, 'Snub' Pollard, Joe Rubino, Paul Russell, Dick Ryan, Eddie Saenz, Maurice Samuels, Bernard Sell, Mario Siletti, Petra Silva, Stephen Soldi, Arthur Space, George Spaulding, Robert St. Angelo, Michael Stark, Theresa Testa, Guy Thomajan, Sid Tomack, Jack Tornek, Carlo Tricoli, Phil Tully, Philip Van Zandt, Vicki Vann, Herb Vigran, Frank Wilcox, Rhoda Williams, Sally Yarnell
Other details
Observation This film has subtitles for hearing impairment in SDH
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Curiosities According to Kenneth L. Geist's biography of the film's director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, "People Will Talk", the film's producer Sol Siegel hired Philip Yordan to adapt Joseph Weidman's novel for the screen. After Yordan submitted three-quarters of the script, Siegel, finding the script unacceptable, fired him and asked Mankiewicz to redo the script. Mankiewicz rewrote all of Yordan's dialogue, reshaped the script and finished it. The Screen Writers Guild ruled that Yordan receive sole story credit and that Yordan and Mankiewicz share credit for the screenplay. Mankiewicz refused to share credit for a screenplay he had basically written and so received no credit. The studio remade House of Strangers as a western in 1954 as Broken Lance and Yordan was given credit for the story and won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story.
Bloopers At 2:00, Max approaches the front door of the Monetti Trust and Loan building. A young woman wearing a beret and a vertically-striped jacket steps out of the door, makes a right turn (from Max's perspective), and continues to walk until she disappears into the right side of the frame. 15 seconds later, the same woman is seen walking in front of the same building--again from Max's left to to his right--as if she had never been inside.

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