The House on Telegraph Hill

The House on Telegraph Hill

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Overview

The House on Telegraph Hill

After surviving the hell of a Nazi death camp, a refugee faces even greater dangers in America in this tale of murder, deceit, and assumed identities. Victoria Kopwelska (Valentina Cortese) is a Polish woman imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp near the end of World War II. Desperate to survive, Victoria learns that her best friend has family in the United States, and if they are ever freed, she pledges to take Victoria to America with her. Victoria's friend, however, is killed shortly before American troops can liberate the camp. With nowhere to go, Victoria steals her friend's papers and sails to America, where she is accepted as her friend by her family. Victoria learns that she is now the godmother to a young boy, as well as the heir to a sizable fortune, following the death of her "aunt." Alan Spender (Richard Basehart), the boy's guardian, has been making secret plans to get his hands on the money, and Victoria's arrival causes him to draft a new scheme. Alan begins wooing Victoria, hoping to take her hand in marriage and then murder her, gaining her estate in the process. However, after several accidents befall the youngster, Victoria begins to believe that her new sweetheart is up to no good. The House on Telegraph Hill was directed by Robert Wise, who went on to helm such blockbusters as West Side Story and The Sound of Music.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/21/2017
UPC: 0024543315599
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 21,103

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Basehart Alan Spender
Valentina Cortese Victoria Kowelska
William Lundigan Maj. Marc Anders
Fay Baker Margaret
Gordon Geberl Chris
Steven Geray Dr. Burkhardt
Kei Chung Houseboy
Herbert Butterfield Callahan
John Burton Mr. Whitmore
Katherine Meskill Mrs. Whitmore
Charles Wagenheim Man At Accident
David Clarke Mechanic
Natasha Lytess Karin
Ashmead Scott Inspector Hardy
Tom McDonough Farrell
Mario Siletti Tony
Henry Rowland Sergeant, Interpreter
Don Kohler Chemist
Harry Carter Detective Ellis

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Robert Bassler Producer
John De Cuir Production Designer
Nick De Maggio Editor
Paul S. Fox Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Sol Kaplan Score Composer
Thomas K. Little Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Elick Moll Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Editor,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
Frank Partos Screenwriter
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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