O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Director
Henry Hathaway; Howard Hawks; Henry King; Henry Koster; Jean Negulesco

Main cast
Charles Laughton; David Wayne; Marilyn Monroe; Dale Robertson; Richard Widmark

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
Five O' Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem". Soapy tells fellow bum Horace that he is going to get arrested so he can spend the winter in a nice jail cell. He fails. He can't even accost a woman; she turns out to be a streetwalker. The other stories are "The Clarion Call", "The Last Leaf", "The Ransom of Red Chief", and "The Gift of the Magi".


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