The House on 56th Street

The House on 56th Street is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film, starring Kay Francis as a woman sent to prison for twenty years for a murder she did not commit. When she is released, her husband is dead, and her daughter (played by Margaret Lindsay) has been told Peggy is also dead.

The House on 56th Street
movie poster
Directed byRobert Florey
Written byJoseph Santley (story)
Austin Parker
Sheridan Gibney
StarringKay Francis
Ricardo Cortez
Gene Raymond
John Halliday
Margaret Lindsay
CinematographyErnest Haller
Edited byHoward Bretherton
Distributed byWarner Bros.
The Vitaphone Corp.
Release date
December 23, 1933
Running time
68-69 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$694,000[2][1]



According to Warner Bros records, the film earned $410,000 in the U.S. and Canada and $284,000 elsewhere.[1][2]


  1. The House on 56th Street at Kay Francis Films; accessed March 16, 2014. Archived April 5, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 15 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551

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