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It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  7 April 1947 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Accadde a Brooklyn  »

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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 »

Goofs

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

Nurse: When I see you out making a friend, then I believe you're from Brooklyn.
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Soundtracks

Whose Baby Are You
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Copyright 1947 by Sinatra Songs, Inc.
Sung briefly by Frank Sinatra while playing the piano (dubbed by André Previn)
Later sung and danced by Peter Lawford
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Durante, Sinatra, Grayson Charm
11 October 2001 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable musical romp. Wonderful songs and adaptations.

The stars bring us much to smile about. JIMMY DURANTE steals every scene he's in - even when SINATRA is with him. A great tribute to the magnetic personality of the great and good-hearted "snoz".

Young BOBBY LONG charms us with spectacular dancing and fresh voice in "I BELIEVE". Too bad we never saw him again. Show business is sure a tough business.

In the world of colorful musicals, the quiet charm of this one never leaves you feeling cheated just because it's in B&W.


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