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House of Strangers ()


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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

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Gino Monetti
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Irene Bennett
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Max Monetti
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Joe Monetti
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Pietro Monetti
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Tony Monetti
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Maria Domenico
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Helena Domenico
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Theresa Monetti
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Elaine Monetti
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Lucca
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Construction Worker (uncredited)
Maxine Ardell ...
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Larry Arnold ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Fight Spectator (uncredited)
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Prosecutor (uncredited)
Martin Begley ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ...
Man on Street (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Townsman in Bank (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Applicant (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Referee (uncredited)
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Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Neil Carter ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Dolores Castle ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Bob Castro ...
Preliminary Fighter (uncredited)
Steve Cavalieri ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Cirillo ...
Man on Street (uncredited)
Ray Dawe ...
Man on Street (uncredited)
Geza De Rosner ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Sam Finn ...
Man Outside Office (uncredited)
Charles Flynn ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Pietro's Opponent (uncredited)
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Italian Girl (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Man Outside Office (uncredited)
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Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Restuarant Guest (uncredited)
Donna Hamilton ...
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Maria Haro ...
Townswoman in Bank (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ...
Juror (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Judge (uncredited)
Fred Hillebrand ...
Detective (uncredited)
Marjorie Holliday ...
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Tom Humphrey ...
Man on Street (uncredited)
William Janssen ...
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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Man in Saloon Booth (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ...
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
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Danny (uncredited)
Kay Koury ...
Citizen (uncredited)
John Kullers ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Donna La Tour ...
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
Scott Landers ...
Detective (uncredited)
Walter Lawrence ...
Vendor (uncredited)
Perk Lazelle ...
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Jimmy Little ...
Cop (uncredited)
Michael Macey ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
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Bank Guard (uncredited)
Rena Marlin ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joe Mazzuca ...
Batboy (uncredited)
Charles McClelland ...
Cop (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Chess Player (uncredited)
Silvio Minciotti ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Man on Street (uncredited)
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Architect (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ...
Man Outside Office (uncredited)
Ann Morrison ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
Gilda Oliva ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Emma Palmese ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dolores Parker ...
Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
John Pedrini ...
Cop (uncredited)
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Cornerman (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
Joe Rubino ...
Vendor (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ...
Announcer (uncredited)
Eddie Saenz ...
Preliminary Fighter (uncredited)
Maurice Samuels ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Fight Spectator (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Petra Silva ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
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Bank Examiner (uncredited)
George Spaulding ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Michael Stark ...
Cop (uncredited)
Theresa Testa ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Cabbie (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
Carlo Tricoli ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Phil Tully ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Vicki Vann ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Man Next to Gino at Fight (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Rhoda Williams ...
Woman (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ...
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Written by

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Philip Yordan ... (screenplay)
 
Jerome Weidman ... (novel)
 
Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... (writer of retakes) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Sol C. Siegel ... producer

Music by

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Daniele Amfitheatrof

Cinematography by

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Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

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Harmon Jones

Art Direction by

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George W. Davis
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little
Walter M. Scott

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Irene Brooks ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Stephanie Garland ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Dick Smith ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Sid Bowen ... production manager (uncredited)
R.L. Hough ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Eckhardt ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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W.D. Flick ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Sol Gorss ... fight double: Paul Valentine (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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J.V. Brown ... gaffer (uncredited)
Logan Brown ... grip (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood ... camera operator (uncredited)
Jerry Milligan ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Earle Hagen ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Weslie Jones ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Mushy Callahan ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Fred Lambert ... double (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo ... dialogue director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • East Side Story (United States)
  • La maison des étrangers (France)
  • Odio entre hermanos (Spain)
  • Sangre de mi sangre (Mexico)
  • Sangre de mi sangre (Chile)
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  • 101 min
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Trivia 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. As Yordan's filmography shows, he was a prolific front in the 1950s for screenwriters who were blacklisted. And so, it seems oddly fitting that he received his only Academy Award for a film (Broken Lance) that he did not work on that was based on a screenplay to which his contribution is a matter of dispute. See more »
Goofs 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. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Largo al factotum See more »
Quotes Max Monetti: Always looking for a new way to get hurt from a new man. Get smart, there hasn't been a new man since Adam.
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