The House I Live In

The House I Live In

The House I Live In is a ten-minute short film written by Albert Maltz, produced by Frank Ross and Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Frank Sinatra. Made to oppose anti-Semitism at the end of World War II, it received an Honorary Academy Award and a special Golden Globe Award in 1946.


Sinatra, apparently playing himself, takes a break from a recording session and steps outside to smoke a cigarette. He sees more than ten boys chasing a dark-haired boy and intervenes, first with dialogue, then with a short speech. His main points are that we are "all" Americans and that one American's blood is as good as another's.

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    director Mervyn LeRoy
    editor Philip Martin
    genre drama
    keywords recording session
    musicBy Earl Robinson
    producer Frank Ross
    publisher RKO Radio Pictures
    theme musical drama short