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It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 7 April 1947 (USA)
Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is ... See full summary »

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Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is able to share a place with Nick, the janitor of his old High School, and get a job as a singer in a music store. He also meets Leo, a talented pianist and his teacher Anne, whose dream is to singing Opera. When Jamie arrives from England, Danny tries to show him the Brooklyn experience and help him compose modern swing music. Together, these four also try to help Leo get the Brooklyn Music scholarship. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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IT ALL TAKES PLACE IN THAT FASCINATING WONDERLAND OF THE FAR EAST...BROOKLYN! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »


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7 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Three song from this film were recorded and made it onto the music charts in 1947/48. They were "I Believe", "It's The Same Old Dream" and "Time after Time". Of the three "Time after Time" was the most popular and remained on the charts the longest. See more »

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When Peter Lawford is playing the "Italian Symphony" early in the movie, the music is still playing while he has sat back and pulled his hands back from the keys. See more »

Quotes

Nick Lombardi: She likes you. She thinks you're stupefying.
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References Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) See more »

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Time After Time
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Sung by Frank Sinatra while playing the piano (dubbed by André Previn)
Later sung by Kathryn Grayson
Copyright 1947 by Sinatra Songs, Inc.
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An enjoyable movie experience.
22 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a sweet movie with likable characters and good music. It was a delight to watch. Really enjoyed Jimmy Durante! Kathryn Grayson had such a lovely voice. Frank Sinatra's voice still had some maturing to do but still was a joy to listen to. Peter Lawford looked so young. Did not realize that it was Andre Previn playing the piano but should have known it was an expert on the keys. Black and white movies still have the ability to make a statement. And to see a movie with a happy ending is a real treat. I will be looking for additional movies of this caliber to enjoy that do not expose me to bloodshed or graphic sex. I highly recommend this film and would enjoy watching it again.


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