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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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Complete credited cast:
Anne Fielding
Jamie Shellgrove
Nick Lombardi
Rae Jakobi
Digby John
Tamara Shayne ...
Mrs. Kardos
William Roy ...
Leo Kardos (as Billy Roy)
Bobby Long ...
Johnny O'Brien
Police Sergeant


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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Release Date:

7 April 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Accadde a Brooklyn  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The unit patch on Danny's uniform jacket is that of the 84th Infantry Division, formerly known as the 84th Division (Institutional Training) and nicknamed "The Railsplitters." The nickname derives from the divisional tradition that the unit traces its lineage back to the Illinois militia company in which Abraham Lincoln (known as "the Railsplitter") served. See more »


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 »


Nurse: When I see you out making a friend, then I believe you're from Brooklyn.
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References Presenting Lily Mars (1943) See more »


The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Sung and danced by Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra (performing in Durante style)
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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