Sunday, December 24, 2017

'O. Henry's Full House': A Fine Film To Watch On Christmas Eve

There are a half dozen or so films I like to watch each year during the Christmas season. 

One of the films is O. Henry’s Full House.

The 1952 film offers four adaptations of O. Henry’s great short stories with Christmas themes, featuring five fine directors, fine screenwriters and a fine cast. 

The film presents some of my favorite short stories from one of my favorite writers. 

The O. Henry stories - The Clarion Call, The Gift of the Magi, The Cop and the Anthem, and The Last Leaf - offer humor, drama, pathos and irony.  

I especially like the crime story The Clarion Call, with Dale Robinson and Richard Widmark (seen in the above photo).

You can watch the opening of the film and the first story, The Cop and the Anthem with the late, great actor Charles Laughton and a young Marilyn Monroe (seen in the above photo), via the below link:

 You can also read about the film via the below link:

 And you can purchase the DVD via the below link:

Note: The above photo is of William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O.Henry. 

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