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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 »

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While Frank Sinatra is sitting on a bench in the school yard talking, his hands are in his lap. A moment later, his arms are folded. See more »

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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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References No Leave, No Love (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

La ci darem la mano
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung by Kathryn Grayson and Frank Sinatra
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Surprisingly fresh and entertaining
12 December 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie deserves some rediscovery as a pre-50s gem of innocent witty dialogue, fresh performances, entertaining sets and as well as for its obliviousness to international boundaries. Jimmy Durante is a standout who well deserved his fame as a beloved comic. This movie deserves some rediscovery as a pre-50s gem of innocent witty dialogue, fresh performances, entertaining sets and as well as for its obliviousness to international boundaries. Jimmy Durante is a standout who well deserved his fame as a beloved comic. This movie deserves some rediscovery as a pre-50s gem of innocent witty dialogue, fresh performances, entertaining sets and as well as for its obliviousness to international boundaries. Jimmy Durante is a standout who well deserved his fame as a beloved comic.


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