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The House Across the Street (1949)

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69 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Dave Joslin, the managing editor of a big-city newspaper, is demoted and moved to the Miss Lonely Hearts column-writing department by the newspaper's publisher, J. B. Grennell, because Joslin refuses to desist in printing stories linking a...See moreDave Joslin, the managing editor of a big-city newspaper, is demoted and moved to the Miss Lonely Hearts column-writing department by the newspaper's publisher, J. B. Grennell, because Joslin refuses to desist in printing stories linking a gangster, Matthew Keever, to a murder. But Joslin, aided by Kit Williams, a newspaper woman with whom he is in love, investigate the murder case on their own time and, after several narrow escapes from death, finally solve it. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
Writers
Russell S. Hughes (screenplay) (as Russell Hughes) | Roy Chanslor (story "Hi Nellie!")
Producer
Cinematographer
William E. Snyder (as William Snyder)
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Updated Sep 10, 1949

Release date
Sep 10, 1949 (United States)

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42 cast members
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Wayne Morris
Dave Joslin Dave Joslin   See fewer
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Janis Paige
Kit Williams Kit Williams   See fewer
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Bruce Bennett
Matthew J. Keever Matthew J. Keever   See fewer
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Alan Hale
J.B. Grennell J.B. Grennell   See fewer
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James Mitchell
Marty Bremer Marty Bremer   See fewer
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Barbara Bates
Beth Roberts Beth Roberts   See fewer
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James Holden
Carl Schrader Carl Schrader   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Chandler
Sanlon (uncredited) Sanlon (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
Carl's Boss (uncredited) Carl's Boss (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phyllis Coates
Gorgeous (uncredited) Gorgeous (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited) Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Abe Dinovitch
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
1st Woman in Bewildered Hearts Montage (uncredited) 1st Woman in Bewildered Hearts Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Eddie Macklin (uncredited) Eddie Macklin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Gerry
Lawyer Markley (uncredited) Lawyer Markley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Gray
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Creighton Hale
Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited) Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited) Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Bar Waiter (uncredited) Bar Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Kennedy
Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Courtroom Spectator (archive footage) (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kohler Jr.
Cabbie at Accident (uncredited) Cabbie at Accident (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Restaurant Waiter (uncredited) Restaurant Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Apartment Manager (uncredited) Apartment Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Largay
Attorney (uncredited) Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lila Leeds
Billie Martin (uncredited) Billie Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doreen McCann
Madge (uncredited) Madge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill McLean
Office Boy (uncredited) Office Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Montgomery
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Real Mailman (uncredited) Real Mailman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zon Murray
Sgt. Preston (uncredited) Sgt. Preston (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parks
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Police Turnkey (uncredited) Police Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sailor Vincent
Bystander at Kit's Hit and Run (uncredited) Bystander at Kit's Hit and Run (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Lt. Forman (uncredited) Lt. Forman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Way
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wise
Villman (uncredited) Villman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 184 votes