The House on 56th Street

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  • TV-G
  • Genre(s): History Drama
  • Release year: 1933
  • Running time: 68 min
Floradora girl Peggy Martin has found a life she could only dream about. She’s in love—real love—with a handsome man about town (Gene Raymond) who adores her. They marry and upon returning from a honeymoon cruise, Peggy finds he’s purchased a breathtaking... read more

Floradora girl Peggy Martin has found a life she could only dream about. She’s in love—real love—with a handsome man about town (Gene Raymond) who adores her. They marry and upon returning from a honeymoon cruise, Peggy finds he’s purchased a breathtaking mansion in the nicest part of town. But times and fortunes will change, both for Peggy and her beloved 56th Street home. Kay Francis, queen of triple-hankie weepies, portrays Peggy in a brisk, decades-spanning melodrama that links the big turns of her life to the fading glory of her home. Break out the tissues when Peggy sacrifices her happiness for that of a young woman (Margaret Lindsay) in debt to gamblers—a woman who will never know Peggy is her supposedly long-dead mother.

Original Release

12/13/1933

US Release

12/23/1933

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Cast

Kay Francis Peggy Martin / Peggy Martin Van Tyle / Peggy Stone
Ricardo Cortez Bill Blaine
Gene Raymond Monty Van Tyle / Monte Van Tyle
John Halliday Lyndon Fiske
Margaret Lindsay Eleanor Van Tyle Burgess
Frank McHugh Chester Hunt
William 'Stage' Boyd Bonelli
Hardie Albright Henry Burgess
Sheila Terry Dolly
Phillip Reed Freddy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Florey

Writers

Austin Parker, Sheridan Gibney, Joseph Santley

Cast

Kay Francis Peggy Martin / Peggy Martin Van Tyle / Peggy Stone
Ricardo Cortez Bill Blaine
Gene Raymond Monty Van Tyle / Monte Van Tyle
John Halliday Lyndon Fiske
Margaret Lindsay Eleanor Van Tyle Burgess
Frank McHugh Chester Hunt
William 'Stage' Boyd Bonelli
Hardie Albright Henry Burgess
Sheila Terry Dolly
Phillip Reed Freddy
Philip Faversham Gordon
Walter Walker Dr. Wyman
Nella Walker Eleanor Van Tyle
Pat Wing Sextet Girl
William Bailey Gambler
Helen Barclay Sextet Girl
Symona Boniface Blackjack Player
André Cheron Man at Roulette Table
Frank Darien Justice of the Peace
George Davis French Waiter

Editors

Howard Bretherton

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