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A House Is Not a Home (1964)

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... See full summary »

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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 alfiehitchie

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November 1964 (Austria)  »

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La casa de Madame  »

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Raquel Welch's film debut. See more »

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Although the film takes place between the 1910s and the 1930s, all of the costumes are hairstyles are contemporary to 1964. See more »

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Casey Booth: I can't tell you how many times I started to come back to New York. I just couldn't forget you. Polly, I can't fight it forever. Tonight I sat and waited for you to come in nervous as a school kid on his first date, not knowing what you'd say when you saw me. Polly, that night that I acted like such a heel you must have known it was because I loved you.
Polly Adler: I loved you too, Casey.
Casey Booth: I still hate what you stand for. I still despise what you're doing. But I'm still in love with you and there is nothing...
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A House Is Not a Home
Sung by Brook Benton
By Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Ms. Benton's Arrangement by Alan Lorber
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Tramps Running a Whore House
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thought the movie was all right I voted an 8 for the movie. I saw it for the first time last year. I am just happy I have this movie in my collection of old classic movies. It is always a treasure to add old classic movies to your collection.


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