Five O’ Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic’s acclaim was “The Cop and the Anthem”. Soapy tells fellow bum Horace that he is going to get arrested so he can spend the winter in a nice jail cell. He fails. He can’t even accost a woman; she turns out to be a streetwalker. The other stories are “The Clarion Call”, “The Last Leaf”, “The Ransom of Red Chief”, and “The Gift of the Magi”. Written by Ed Stephan
The Cop and the Anthem directed by Henry Koster, starring Charles Laughton, David Wayne and Marilyn Monroe.
A tramp named Soapy tries to get arrested so that he can spend the winter in jail, only to find that is not as easy as it used to be.
The Clarion Call directed by Henry Hathaway, starring Richard Widmark, and Dale Robertson.
Barney, a NYPD detective is forced to arrest Johnny, an old friend from his early days. Barney gets more than he’s bargained for, and he realizes that he must repay an old debt to his former friend.
The Last Leaf directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Anne Baxter, Jean Peters and Gregory Ratoff.
A heartbroken girl sees her own illness reflected in the fall of the autumn leaves; she’s convinced that when the last leaf drops from the tree outside her window, her life will go with it. Her sister and their neighbor, an elderly painter, try to save her.
The Ransom of Red Chief directed by Howard Hawks, starring Fred Allen, Oscar Levant… and the Bear.
Two novice kidnappers kidnap a child, only to discover that his parents don’t want him back — and after a few hours with the brat, they find out why.
The Gift of the Magi directed by Henry King, starring Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger
A pair of cash-strapped newlyweds struggle to get each other the perfect Christmas gift, with unexpected results.
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