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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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Johnny O'Brien
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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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Accadde a Brooklyn  »

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Trivia

This film received its initial television broadcast in New York City Tuesday 5 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Philadelphia it first aired Saturday 30 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in Los Angeles 29 May 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 8 February 1959 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

A running joke in the gym scene is that Frank Sinatra is so skinny that he needs the weight of a baseball to make a teeter-totter descend. It goes up and down as he and Jimmy Durante toss a baseball back and forth. At the last pass, the teeter-totter descends before Frank catches the ball. See more »

Quotes

Nick Lombardi: A girl is what you should get first. Then if you don't get anything else, you've still got her.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a drawing of the Brooklyn bridge. See more »

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Edited into Brooklyn Bridge (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Sung by Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante and Bobby Long, who also tap dances
Copyright 1947 by Sinatra Songs, Inc.
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It Happened in Brooklyn-Only in My Borough ***1/2
12 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderful film with a stellar cast.

Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford shine as two quiet buddies who return to Brooklyn after World War 11 service in England. Actually, it's a first trip to Brooklyn.

The film is so endearing due to its themes of clinging to your aspirations. Sinatra finds Kathryn Grayson and falls in love, but when she introduces Lawford to him, you know the rest.

Jimmy Durante plays a rather subdued custodian in a school where Grayson teaches music. She is down as she wants an operatic career.

The film is lifting when she and the 3 guys all join forces to make sure that a poorly financed student, who is brilliant at the piano, can continue his musical education after college. In Hollywood tradition, they succeed. Tamara Shayne shows her usual earthy appealing as the boy's mother.

Sinatra belts out Time After Time and Grayson's operatic scene is memorable.

This film is definitely heartwarming and a joy to watch.


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