O. Henry's Full House (1952)

O. Henry's Full House


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Five of the title author's best stories comprise this alternately funny and dramatic anthology that is narrated by fellow famed author John Steinbeck. Irony abounds in the first tale, "The Cop and the Anthem." It centers on a vagabond who does all he can to get arrested so he can spend the freezing winter in a warm, comfortable jail cell. The second story, "The Clarion Call," a police officer must convince a good friend to allow him to arrest him. In "The Last Leaf," a dying woman deliriously … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Richard L. Breen, Walter Bullock, Lamar Trotti, Nunnally Johnson, Lamar Johnson
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On DVD: Nov 21, 2006


as Joanna Goodwin

as Horace

as Johnny Kernan

as Streetwalker

as Barney Woods

as Susan Goodwin

as Menkie

as Mr. Crump

as Santa Claus

as Maurice

as Butcher

as Behrman

as Radolf

as Druggist

as Mrs. O'Brien

as Neighbor

as Sheldon Sidney

as Dandy

as Man with Umbrella

as Headwaiter

as Bystander

as Owner

as Chief of Detectives

as Manager

as O. Henry

as Detective

as Bartender

as J.B.'s Mother

as J.B.'s Father

as Mr. Dorset

as Ellie Mae
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Critic Reviews for O. Henry's Full House

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Henry Hathaway's segment is a fun mix of historical and crime film.

Full Review… | September 30, 2014
Classic Film and Television

The unquestionable pinnacle is Howard Hawks' energetic "The Ransom of Red Chief."

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

As with all such films, the interest level is entirely dependent on the individual stories -- and four of the five are very good indeed

Full Review… | February 7, 2007
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for O. Henry's Full House

Despite of being too dated, it fared relatively well. Maybe it didn't work for me that well because I watched it while I was home alone.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


Some wonderful short stories interlaced with a few duds, all introduced by John Steinbeck, the one that towers above the rest is "The Last Leaf" touching and beautiful with delicate lovely performances from all three actors.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

An Amazing cast and five very talented and legendary directors bring to life a series of short stories written by O. Henry. A really great film, combined with the timeless and memorable stories that inspired it. Makes O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE, a very entertaining and moving motion picture experience.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

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