The House on Telegraph Hill

The House on Telegraph Hill

DVD - 2005
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"Victoria Kowelska is tortured in a concentration camp during the final days of World War II, and her family in Poland is slaughtered. Her best friend, Karin, who is ill, hopes to recover and make it to San Francisco, where a wealthy aunt is taking care of her son. But when Karin dies and the camp is liberated, Victoria exchanges identity papers with the dead woman, thereby gaining a new identity and family. After five years in relocation camps, Victoria finally gets to America, only to learn that Karin's aunt has recently died, and her nephew is in charge of the estate and Karin's son."--Booklet.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2005
Call Number: DVD F HOUS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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Victoria Kowelska is tortured in a concentration camp during the final days of World War II, and her family in Poland is slaughtered. Her best friend, Karin, who is ill, hopes to recover and make it to San Francisco, where a wealthy aunt is taking care of her son...


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7duffy Jun 11, 2015

Good film noir. Suspenseful and creepy. Well written. Great black & white lighting. Valentina Cortesa is excellent and Richard Basehart does a nice job, as the leads.

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garycornell
Dec 13, 2014

A thriller with a great script!! It is an unusual story about a woman who takes on another woman's identity. I won't tell you more than that but it is a real thriller. Richard Basehart, although not well known, does a great job as the owner of the house of Telegraph Hill. Valentina Cortese is great as the woman who comes to America with another woman's identification papers. You won't want to miss this film. This is one of Robert Wise's best pictures!

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