“The Cop and the Anthem” by O. Henry…and featuring Marilyn Monroe

The 1952 film, O. Henry’s Full House featured five short stories, all penned by O. Henry. “The Cop and the Anthem” starred Charles Laughton as a kindly hobo trying his best to get arrested and tossed into a warm jail cell. Incarceration is more pleasant than a harsh New York winter on a park bench. As with most O. Henry tales, there’s a twist to this one too…Marilyn Monroe is featured (about the ten minute mark), albeit for a minute and a half. Watch below.


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3 responses to ““The Cop and the Anthem” by O. Henry…and featuring Marilyn Monroe

  1. PGreen

    Interesting Michelle. I don’t recall seeing this before although I recall seeing at least one story from the film about a leaf on a tree that wouldn’t die. I’ve noticed the young Marilyn isn’t always in control of her facial expressions which tend to be exaggerated at times. But she’s already perfected the sad, wistful look.

  2. moderator

    Yeah, I saw the entire film many years ago. It’s interesting to watch the evolution of MM’s acting. “The Cop and the Anthem” and “The Gift of the Magi” are my favorites.

    Here’s two links to the latter:
    Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rpDP0ciGj8
    Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chhBDjcnUko&feature=related

  3. PGreen

    Thanks Michelle. A touching story.

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