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Film, Video The House I Live In

About this Item


  • The House I Live In


  • Sinatra, Frank
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Stordahl, Alex
  • Maltz, Albert

Created / Published

  • 1945


  • -  Fiction films


  • Fiction films


  • -  Summary: Frank Sinatra, apparently playing himself, takes a "smoke" break from a recording session. He sees more than 10 boys chasing a Jewish boy and intervenes, first with dialogue; then with a little speech. His main points are that we are "all" Americans and that just one American's blood is as good as another, all our religions are equally to be respected. (The film was made to oppose anti-Semitism and racial prejudice at the end of World War II.) Sinatra sings two songs : "If you are but a dream" (words and music by Moe Jaffe, Jack Fulton, Nat Bonx; melody based on Anton Rubinstein's "Romance in E flat, Op. 44, No. 1," popularly known as "Rubenstein's Romance") and "The house I live in" (music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by Lewis Allan). "Frank Sinatra in brotherhood musical short from 1945 written by Albert Maltz, later blacklisted as leftist RKO Academy Award winner"--Summary from J. Fred MacDonald and Associates film inventory.


  • Film, Video

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Mavis identifier: 9167

Source Collection

  • Copyright Collection


  • Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Sinatra, Frank, Rko Radio Pictures, Alex Stordahl, and Albert Maltz. The House I Live In. 1945. Video.

APA citation style:

Sinatra, F., Rko Radio Pictures, Stordahl, A. & Maltz, A. (1945) The House I Live In. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Sinatra, Frank, et al. The House I Live In. 1945. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.