House Of Strangers

Synopsis: In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe, Tony and Pietro Monetti and promises revenge to them. Then he visits his lover Irene Bennett that asks him to forget the past and start a new life. Max recalls the early 30s, when he is the favorite son of his father Gino Monetti, who has a bank in the East Side. Gino is a tyrannical and egocentric self-made man that raises his family in an environment of hatred and Max is a competent lawyer engaged with Maria Domenico. When Max meets the confident Irene, he has a troubled love affair with her. In 1933, with the new Banking Act reaches Gino for misapplication of funds. Max plots a plan to help his father but is betrayed by his brothers. Now Max will see his brothers that have also being raised under the motto "Never Forgive, Never Forget".
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  1 win & 1 nomination.
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101 min

- The bank will open when I get there.

- The depositors will be waiting.

Who else will pay

my kind of interest?

With my kind of interest,

they can wait. Here.

Scrub my back.


Harder, harder.

Higher, higher, higher.

Oh, that's good.

A little lower now. A little lower.

Harder. Harder.

Go on and scrub

and scrub hard.

Buongiorno, Signor Monetti.



Signor Monetti.

- Buongiorno, Signor Monetti.

- Buongiorno.

The import people are calling again

about their loan.

Now the shipment

is on the dock.

Not now, after a little while.

First I take care of my friends. Oh, Lucca.

How many times I tell you?

Speak English. You gotta learn sometime.

I'm gonna need some money

to buy one horse.

- What for you need a horse?

- The old one, she die.

- She cannot pick up junk.

- How much it cost, one horse?


All right.

Sign here, Lucca.

- Did you okay $80,000

on the housing projects?

- Si.

That fella from Chicago

is on the telephone.

Wants to know

if you'll renew on the brewery.


Gino Monetti.


But, Gino, this is only $120.

Lucca, interest.

I take him out in advance.

Doctors say I gotta

send him to Denver...

- or he'll die.

- Denver?

That's a long trip.

That's in Kansas. Uh, how much?

Train cost $62.

Hey, Tony, Pietro.

You know what is

banking hours?

- 9:
00 to 3:00, Pa.

- But you're never open on time.

Never you mind when I open.

You open on time.

- What's the matter your nose?

- I won last night.

- By a knockout in the second round.

- How much you get?

I can't take money.

It would hurt my amateur standing.

No money?

Then why you fight?

- It's sport, Pa.

- You fight too?

- I'm his manager.

- Is also a sport, huh?

Ah, go to work.

Two sports I got.

- Here.

- But this is too much.

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Philip Yordan

Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. more…

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