O. Henry's Full House

O. Henry's Full House


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This anthology film assembles five respected directors and a top-notch cast to bring a handful of stories by the great American author O. Henry to the screen. In The Cop and the Anthem, a tramp named Soapy (Charles Laughton) tries to get arrested so that he can spend the winter in jail, only to find that is not as easy as it used to be. Marilyn Monroe appears in this episode as a streetwalker. The Clarion Call features Dale Robertson as Barney, a cop forced to arrest an old friend, Johnny (Richard Widmark). Anne Baxter stars in The Last Leaf as Joanna, an elderly woman who sees her own illness reflected in the fall of the autumn leaves; she's convinced that when the last leaf drops from the tree outside her window, her life will go with it. The Ransom of Red Chief concerns Sam (Fred Allen) and Bill (Oscar Levant), two novice kidnappers who kidnap a child, only to discover that his parents don't want him back -- and after a few hours with the brat, they find out why. And The Gift of the Magi tells the story of a pair of cash-strapped newlyweds, Della (Jeanne Craine) and Jim (Farley Granger), who struggle to get each other the perfect Christmas gift, with unexpected results. John Steinbeck narrates.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
UPC: 0024543381778
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 32,009

Special Features

Commentary by Dr. Jenny Lind Porter, Ph.D.; The Life and Writing of O. Henry featurette; The O. Henry Museum featurette; Original exhibitor's campaign book; Restoration comparison; Still gallery; Two additional O. Henry shorts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Laughton Soapy, The Cop and the Anthem
Marilyn Monroe Streetwalker, The Cop and the Anthem
David Wayne Horace, The Cop and the Anthem
Richard Widmark Johnny Kernan, The Clarion Call
Anne Baxter Joanna, The Last Leaf
Dale Robertson Barney Woods, The Clarion Call
Fred Allen Sam, The Ransom of the Red Chief
Jeanne Crain Della, The Gift of the Magi
Joyce MacKenzie Hazel
Richard Rober Chief of Detectives, The Clarion Call
Jean Peters Susan, The Last Leaf
Gregory Ratoff Behrman, The Last Leaf
Richard Garrick Doctor, The Last Leaf
Oscar Levant Bill, The Ransom of the Red Chief
Lee Aaker J.B.
Farley Granger Jim, The Gift of the Magi
Fred Kelsey Santa Claus, The Gift of the Magi
Richard Allen Pete [uncredited]
Robert Cherry Actor
Robert Easton Yokel
James Flavin Cop
Gloria Gordon Ellie Mae
Marjorie Holliday Cashier
Richard Hylton Bill
Norman Leavitt Yokel
Sig Rumann Menkie
Warren Stevens Druggist
Beverly Thompson Girl
Philip Tonge Man with Umbrella
John Steinbeck Narrator
Tom Browne Henry Manager
Irving Bacon Mr. Dorset
Frank Cusack Waiter
Abe Dinovitch Bartender
Fritz Feld Maurice
Kathleen Freeman Mrs. Dorset (uncredited)
Steven Geray Radolf
Harry Hayden Mr. Crump
Bert Hicks Sheldon Sidney
Frank Jaquet Butcher
Richard Karlan Headwaiter
Nico Lek Owner
Tyler McVey O. Henry
Alfred Mizner Storekeeper (uncredited)
House Peters Bascom
Stuart Randall Detective
Hal Smith Dandy
Phil Tully Guard
William Vedder Judge
Erno Verebes Waiter
Ruth Warren Neighbor
Billy Wayne Bystander
Martha Wentworth Mrs. O'Brien
Will Wright Manager

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Howard Hawks Director
Henry King Director
Henry Koster Director
Jean Negulesco Director
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Richard L. Breen Screenwriter
Walter Bullock Screenwriter
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration/Design
Nick De Maggio Editor
Ivan Goff Screenwriter
Chester Gore Art Director
André Hakim Producer
Addison Hehr Art Director
Richard Irvine Art Director
Nunnally Johnson Screenwriter
Lamar Johnson Screenwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Bruce MacDonald Set Decoration/Design
Barbara McLean Editor
William B. Murphy Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Roberts Screenwriter
Fred J. Rode Set Decoration/Design
Lamar Trotti Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Joseph C. Wright Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- O Henry's Full House
1. Main Titles/Steinbeck Introduction [3:21]
2. The Cop and the Anthem [4:07]
3. A Fine Meal [4:36]
4. Can't Get Arrested [3:03]
5. Reformed Man [5:34]
6. The Clarion Call [3:13]
7. Johnny Kernan [5:49]
8. A Debt to Square [4:40]
9. The City Editor [4:53]
10. Reward Money [4:15]
11. The Last Leaf [6:48]
12. Avant Garde Art [3:14]
13. No Will to Live [5:56]
14. Comforting Susan [3:21]
15. A Great Artist [5:16]
16. The Random of Red Chief [6:54]
17. No Will to Live [4:44]
18. Comforting Susan [9:10]
19. A Great Artist [5:15]
20. The Random of Red Chief [4:39]
21. Window Shopping [3:19]
22. Haircut [4:04]
23. Time Is Money [6:03]
24. Gift Exchange/End Titles [4:59]

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