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The House I Live In (1945)

Approved | | Short, Drama, Music | 9 November 1945 (USA)
Frank Sinatra teaches a group of young boys a lesson in religious tolerance.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy (uncredited)

Writer:

Albert Maltz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Sinatra ... Himself
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Storyline

A young Frank Sinatra is in the studio with a full orchestra. He records a take of "If You Are But a Dream," then breaks for a smoke. From the studio, he steps into an alley where he sees nearly a dozen kids chasing one smaller boy. Frank stops them, asks why, and they tell him it's because of the boy's religion. So Frank asks them if they're Nazis and explains a few things about America, blood banks, World War II, and teamwork. Then he sings "The House I Live In" for them. Off the lads scamper, and the kid Frank's saved gives him a look of gratitude. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Drama | Music

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Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Éste es mi hogar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frank Ross Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Developed from an idea Frank Sinatra had. See more »

Connections

Featured in Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The House I Live In
Music by Earl Robinson
Words by Lewis Allan
Performed by Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
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Positive review
26 November 2002 | by cjgrunerSee all my reviews

This is a very excellent movie. Although it is very short (10 minutes or so) it shows an ideal of America. Frank Sinatra used this vehicle to show his attitude toward this ideal of tolerance and understanding. It is worth seeing by just about anyone but I would especially like to see it shown to young people. It is probably too short to ever be a commercial success and I have not been able to find a VHS or DVD copy of it anywhere. I have only seen it twice and heard the complete sound track (not just the music, but the entire dialog as well) twice. I would certainly like to have it in my personal collection.


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