Oscar Movies: House Is Not a Home (1964)–Shelley Winters as Madam

Shelley Winters plays the New York madam, Polly Adler, in this disappointingly phony melodrama, which tries to be raunchy and moralistic at the same time.

The cast of the film, which is written by Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse and directed by Rouse, includes Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero, and Broderick Crawford.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Costume design (b/w): Edith Head

 

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner was Dorothy Jeakins for The Night of the Iguana.