O. Henry's Full House 70 years old

A dozen top stars - five famed directors bring you the best stories of O. Henry!

O. Henry's Full House

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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O. Henry's Full House Cast

Name Character
Marilyn Monroe She was 26, 36 years old when she died as Streetwalker (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
Richard Widmark He was 37, 93 years old when he died as The Clarion Call: Johnny Kernan
Farley Granger He was 27, 85 years old when he died as The Gift of the Magi: Jim
Jeanne Crain She was 27, 78 years old when she died as The Gift of the Magi: Della
Charles Laughton He was 53, 63 years old when he died as The Cop and the Anthem: Soapy
Will Wright He was 7, 2 years old when he died as The Clarion Call: Hotel Desk Clerk
Jean Peters She was 25, 73 years old when she died as The Last Leaf: Susan Goodwin
Herb Vigran He was 42, 76 years old when he died as The Clarion Call: Poker Player
David Wayne He was 38, 81 years old when he died as The Cop and the Anthem: Horace
Sig Ruman He was 67, 82 years old when he died as The Gift of the Magi: Menkie
Oscar Levant He was 45, 65 years old when he died as The Ransom of Red Chief: William Smith
Warren Stevens He was 32, 92 years old when he died as The Last Leaf: Druggist
Fritz Feld He was 51, 93 years old when he died as The Gift of the Magi: Maurice
Richard Garrick He was 73, 83 years old when he died as The Last Leaf: Doctor
Dale Robertson He was 29, 89 years old when he died as The Clarion Call: Barney Woods
Thomas Browne Henry He was 44, 72 years old when he died as The Cop and the Anthem: Manager of Manhattan Cafe
Kathleen Freeman She was 33, 82 years old when she died as The Ransom of Red Chief: Mrs. Dorset
Robert Easton He was 21, 81 years old when he died as The Ransom of Red Chief: Yokel on Mule
Frank Jaquet He was 67, 73 years old when he died as The Gift of the Magi: Butcher
John Steinbeck He was 50, 66 years old when he died as Himself - Narrator
Anne Baxter She was 29, 62 years old when she died as The Last Leaf: Joanna Goodwin
Carl Betz He was 31, 56 years old when he died as Jimmy Valentine (segment "Prologue") (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey He was 67, 77 years old when he died as The Gift of the Magi: Mr. Schultz
Fred Kelsey He was 67, 77 years old when he died as The Gift of the Maji: Mr. Schultz
Harry Hayden He was 69, 72 years old when he died as A.J. Crump (segment "The Gift of the Magi") (uncredited)
William Vedder as Judge (segment "The Cop and the Anthem") (uncredited)
Lee Aaker He was 8, now 79 years old as The Ransom of Red Chief: J.B. Dorset
Irving Bacon He was 58, 71 years old when he died as The Ransom of Red Chief: Ebineezer Dorset
Fred Allen He was 58, 61 years old when he died as Sam "Slick" Brown (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief")
Gregory Ratoff He was 55, 63 years old when he died as The Last Leaf: Behrman
Steven Geray He was 47, 69 years old when he died as The Last Leaf: Boris Radolf

O. Henry's Full House Crew

Name Department
Lucien Ballard as Director of Photography. He was 44 (80) years old when He died Camera
Charles Lederer as Writer. He was 40 (64) years old when He died Writing
Joseph C. Wright as Art Direction. He was 59 (92) years old when He died Art
Nunnally Johnson as Writer. He was 54 (79) years old when He died Writing
Thomas Little as Set Decoration. He was 65 (98) years old when He died Art
Edward Stevenson as Costume Design. He was 132 (76) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Milton Krasner as Director of Photography. He was 48 (84) years old when He died Camera
Claude E. Carpenter as Set Decoration. He was 47 (71) years old when He died Art
Addison Hehr as Art Direction. He was 42 (61) years old when He died Art
Lamar Trotti as Screenplay. He was 51 (51) years old when He died Writing
Lloyd Ahern as Director of Photography. He was 47 (78) years old when He died Camera
André Hakim as Producer. He was 36 (64) years old when He died Production
Jean Negulesco as Director. He was 52 (93) years old when He died Directing
Henry Koster as Director. He was 47 (83) years old when He died Directing
Henry Hathaway as Director. He was 54 (86) years old when He died Directing
Ivan Goff as Screenplay. He was 42 (89) years old when He died Writing
Richard L. Breen as Screenplay. He was 34 (48) years old when He died Writing
Ben Roberts as Screenplay. He was 36 (68) years old when He died Writing
Joseph Macdonald as Director of Photography. He was 89 (79) years old when He died Camera
Walter Bullock as Screenplay. He was 45 (46) years old when He died Writing
Philip Dunne as Screenplay. He was 44 (84) years old when He died Writing
O. Henry as Story. He was 89 (47) years old when He died Writing
Chester Gore as Art Direction. He was 59 (73) years old when He died Art
Richard Irvine as Art Direction. He was 42 (65) years old when He died Art
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O. Henry's Full House (70 years)

A dozen top stars - five famed directors bring you the best stories of O. Henry!

  • Release day: Thursday, August 07, 1952
  • Runtime: 117 minutes