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House of Strangers


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama
Release Year: 1949
Country: USA
Runtime: 101
Rating: 6.7 (0)
Languages: English, Italian
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Slaughter will blow your mind… clean out of your head!
  • Its not only his name its his business and sometimes–his pleasure!
  • Get Slaughter! – The Fuzz had a warrant. The mob had a contract. But Slaughter had a belly gun, four grenades an an automatic rifle … and the best defense is an attack!

  • Writing by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz – uncredited
    Jerome Weidman – novel "Ill Never Go There Any More"
    Philip Yordan – writer

    Produced by: Sol C. Siegel – producer

    Cast: Edward G. Robinson – Gino Monetti
    Susan Hayward – Irene Bennett
    Richard Conte – Max Monetti
    Luther Adler – Joe Monetti
    Paul Valentine – Pietro Monetti
    Efrem Zimbalist Jr. – Tony Monetti
    Debra Paget – Maria Domenico
    Hope Emerson – Helena Domenico
    Esther Minciotti – Theresa Monetti
    Diana Douglas – Elaine Monetti
    Tito Vuolo – Lucca

    Music: Daniele Amfitheatrof
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    Plot Outline: Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance against his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino…
    Plot: Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance against his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    At cast credits end: “And not to forget, Herbert!” [Harolds rooster]

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: After Slaughter runs Hoffos car off the road, Hoffos face is covered with blood. When Slaughter shoots the gas tank, and the car is surrounded by fire, Hoffos face can be seen to have only a little bit of blood on it.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • After Hollywood or Bust (1956), this was to have been the next film for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Martin did not want to be seen on screen in a police uniform. The partnership of Martin and Lewis soon ended. Thus, this film Lewis first solo effort. The part that Martin refused to play was given to Darren McGavin.


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