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      House on 56th Street

      1933 1h 9m Drama List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In turn-of-the-century New York, young Peggy (Kay Francis) falls in love with the wealthy Monte (Gene Raymond), and they move into a luxurious home. But, just after Peggy gives birth to a daughter, an old lover confronts her in a jealous rage. The argument turns violent, the lover dies, and Peggy is sent to jail. Monte is killed in World War I, and, when Peggy is released, she falls in with an amoral gambler. Later, her life tragically intersects with the life of the daughter she never knew. Read More Read Less

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      David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a seemingly straightforward premise that’s employed as a springboard for a briskly-paced and consistently surprising narrative... Rated: 3/4 Jul 3, 2023 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Its weepie, hard-luck, story is hard to swallow without suspending belief. Rated: C+ Jan 31, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Takes nearly the entire film to get going. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/03/24 Full Review Audience Member awesome weepie from the queen of WB Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In turn-of-the-century New York, young Peggy (Kay Francis) falls in love with the wealthy Monte (Gene Raymond), and they move into a luxurious home. But, just after Peggy gives birth to a daughter, an old lover confronts her in a jealous rage. The argument turns violent, the lover dies, and Peggy is sent to jail. Monte is killed in World War I, and, when Peggy is released, she falls in with an amoral gambler. Later, her life tragically intersects with the life of the daughter she never knew.
      Director
      Robert Florey
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 10, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 9m