Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and...
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Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and confidante of underworld bigwigs, social leaders, businessmen, politicians, writers and artists. Written by
Despite its source, A House Is Not a Home is a dull,conventional narrative devoid of interest, insight, conflict or character development. Based on the life of notorious madam Polly Adler, the film features the usual assortment of hookers, gangsters, corrupt politicians, cops on the take and junkies. Director Russell Rouse who directed the camp classic The Oscar is defeated by the script and low budget. Polly and her girls are a dull lot and there's no action of any kind and only the barest minimum of outdoor shots. The film's theme song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David remains a standard while the film itself is strictly sub standard. Though it's Raquel Welch's film debut, she, like Edy Williams, is most visible in the stills that accompany the titles. The unsinkable Winters appeared in a variety of films during the 60s including Lolita, Alfie, A Patch of Blue, Wild in the Streets, The Mad Room, The Balcony and The Chapman Report, and though she is unconvincing as young Polly, she gives this lackluster film some energy.
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