This movie opens in 1905, when showgirl and daughter of a deceased gambler Peggy Martin falls in love with Monte Van Tyle and breaks the news to lover Fiske that she is leaving him. She and Monte marry and move into the title house, where Peggy says she "wants to live forever." They live an idyllic life for several years, have baby Eleanor, and life is beautiful. Then Fiske comes back and tells Peggy he is dying and wants her to be with him. She refuses, he gets desperate and tries to shoot himself, they struggle and he is shot dead. Peggy is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years. She tells the faithful Monte to someday tell Eleanor she died in jail. Time passes, Monte dies in WWI, Peggy is finally released. Her mother-in-law left her $5,000 in her will, so Peggy gets a makeover and goes on a cruise, where she meets Bill Blaine, a crooked gambler. They team up and make scads of money all over the world cheating suckers. They end up in New York and take jobs at a ... Written by
She does them wrong in the right way!
Did You Know?
Two actors listed in studio records for the play "The House on 56th Street (1933)" never did appear. These were (with their character names): Samuel S. Hinds
(Curtis) and Theodore Newton
(Freddie). See more
Eleanor Van Tyle Burgess
I never expected you to be my friend.
Peggy Martin Van Tyle
Perhaps one day you'll look back and see I as the best friend you ever had.
Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway
Written by George M. Cohan
Played during the opening credits See more