GenreDrama Costume designEdith Head CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 12, 1964 (1964-08-12) (San Francisco, California)
September 1, 1964 (1964-09-01) (New York) WriterPolly Adler (book), Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse CastShelley Winters (Polly Adler), Robert Taylor (Frank Costigan), Cesar Romero (Lucky Luciano), Ralph Taeger (Casey Booth), Kaye Ballard (Sidonia), Broderick Crawford (Harrigan) Similar moviesRobert Taylor appears in A House Is Not a Home and Waterloo Bridge
A house is not a home 1964
A House Is Not a Home is a 1964 drama film loosely based on the 1953 autobiography by madam Polly Adler. The film stars Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero, and Kaye Ballard. Raquel Welch made her film debut in a small role as a call girl. The song written for the film by Burt Bacharach & Hal David has become a standard.
Dionne warwick a house is not a home scepter records 1964
Polly Adler is a poor Polish immigrant who works in a sweatshop. She loses her job after she is sexually assaulted by a coworker, for which her boss blames her.
Her next apartment is in a building owned by Frank Costigan, a gangster. Frank approves of Polly's attractive girlfriends and pays her to have the ladies go out socially with his friends.
One thing leads to another and soon Polly is the madam of a bordello. She has genuine feelings for a musician, Casey Booth, but does not reveal her true occupation to him.
Costigan becomes the top enforcer for mob boss Lucky Luciano and backs Polly's business, which ends up on Park Avenue offering high-class call girls. Casey proposes marriage, so Polly finally confesses what she does for a living. He is willing to overlook it, but Polly feels it is for the best if they part.
Edith Head was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White.