The House across the Street (Warner Bros.) (1949)

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PUBLICITY FOR “THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET” REPORTERS Wayne Morris and Janis Paige confront suspect James Holden in this scene from the Warner Bros. action drama, “The House Across the Street,”” coming Theatre. Still 710-6 Mat 710-2A Warner Bros. Action Film With Wayne Morris Due A tightly-knit action drama, “The House Across the Street,” starring Wayne Morris, Janis Paige and Bruce Bennett, opens atahe Ae. Theatre starting The strong story of a young, two-fisted managing editor of a newspaper who battles a racketeer and his henchmen, “The House Across the -Street” is bound to satisfy the most avid of seekers after cinematic thrills. Wayne Morris, husky ex-Navy pilot hero, who has continued to score in this type of film as he did before the war, plays the lead role. Morris gets himself transferred to the Women’s Page de partment when he refuses the request of his publisher, Alan Hale, to lay off mob chief Bruce Bennett. Here he meets lovely Janis Paige, a columnist, and before long the two are doing a little private investigation on that house across River Street. They nearly get themselves killed before Janis, with a little bright headwork, and Morris, with his fists, manage to gather the damaging evidence. Barbara Bates, beautiful screen starlet, supplies more of the feminine attraction in the thrillpacked film while James Mitchell, former Broadway dancing star, fills in as one of the gangster henchmen of Bennett. Kid Galahad Back In Headlines In Warner Bros.’ “The House Across the Street,’”’ Wayne Morris, who plays a managing editor of a city newspaper, did a double take when he looked at one of the papers placed on his “editor’s” desk. On the front page was his own picture and the headlines bannered the name, Kid Galahad. It was a newspaper used for the Warner Bros. picture, “Kid Galahad,” in which Morris as a prizefighter won his initial screen fame eleven years ago. Appearing with Morris in “The House Across the Street,” currently atctne ees: Theatre, are Janis Paige, Bruce Bennett, Barbara Bates and Alan Hale. ‘Talks Through His Hat,’ Says Actor In his chameleon career in pictures, Bruce Bennett has made good use of what he privately calls his “hat histrionics.” The hat, thinks Bennett, who has returned to villainy in Warner Bros.’ “The House Across the Street,” is one of the keynotes of character which an actor must consider when planning any given role. He uses the slouch hat for his heavy roles and wears it well down on his ears in “The House Across the Street,’ due at the Sars DAE Theatre. It is a good hat, being one of his own, but he gives it a sinister twist in front to shade his eyes and a jerk on the back to make it ride his ears. Student Pals Meet In Warner Film Wayne Morris and James Holden, both appearing in Warner Bros.’ “The House Across the Street,” which opens at the .......... aheatre: One...) ,; are former students at the Pasadena Playhouse. Morris was handed a Warner Bros. contract directly as the result of his acting in a Pasadena Playhouse production. Holden reached Warner Bros. a few months ago via the circuitous route of Broadway and an outstanding performance in “Command Decision.” ‘Brigadoon’ Star Portrays Menace James Mitchell, dancing star of the stage play, “Brigadoon,” plays the most menacing role of his career in Warner Bros.’ “The House Across the Street,’”’ which opens at the ................ Theatre on ie aon Former stage actor Mitchell explains that he had always considered himself a “good, clean type,” but Director Richard Bare saw something sinister in him and chose him for the gangster leg-man working with Bruce Bennett who plays a racketeer in the film, Following a murder suspect, Wayne Morris and Janis Paige take cover in the darkness, in a scene from Warner Bros.’ “The House Across the Street,” now ‘at-the-. 6060066. Still 710-601 Mat 710-2B Black Sedan In Mob Film Like Hoss In Hoss Opera “The wanted men fled the scene of their crime in a black sedan.” In real life as in motion pictures, this is a favorite newspaper story ending. It has happened again, on film, in Warner Bros.’ picture “The House Across the Street,’ soon bOeONGNL AG then Theatre, when Bruce Bennett’s henchmen attempt to run down and kill Janis Paige on a city street. Miss Paige escapes death in this one by falling over a pile of merchandise on a curb in front of an importing company. The “black sedan” swerved against the pile, knocking sacks of flour and boxes of canned and bottled goods high in the air and then, in true gangster fashion, picked up momentum and disappeared around the next corner. Black sedans are logically used by the lawless element in both real and reel life, since they are the least easily identified of all cars. Bruce Bennett commented on the prevalence of black sedans in most such stories. “Henry Ford the First,’ he said, “didn’t have this in mind when he_ reportedly ordered, ‘Paint ’em any color you like—as long as it is black’.” JANIS PAIGE Still JP-429 Mat 710-1B = Still BB-128 WAYNE MORRIS stars with Janis Paige and Bruce Bennett in War ner Bros.’ action film, “The House Across the Street.” Still WM-298 Mat 710-1C BRUCE BENNETT Mat 710-1A