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It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  19 April 1947 (USA)
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

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Cast overview:
Don DeFore ...
Jim Bullock
Ann Harding ...
Mary O'Connor
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Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
Victor Moore ...
Aloysius T. McKeever
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Trudy O'Connor
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Farrow
Edward Brophy ...
Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton
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Whitey Temple
Dorothea Kent ...
Margie Temple
Edward Ryan ...
Hank (as Edward Ryan Jr.)
Cathy Carter ...
Alice
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

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It's Happer Than Heaven ... the Hit of '47! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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19 April 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer in der 5. Straße  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 19, 1947 with Victor Moore, Don DeFore, Charles Ruggles and Gale Storm reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Alice recounts her proposal 7 years earlier at a Gregory Peck film. Peck's first film was 1944, only 3 years before the movie is set. See more »

Quotes

Aloysius T. McKeever: You'll find plenty of vacancies if you boys just use your heads. That came out sounding a little different from the way I meant it.
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That's What Christmas Means to Me
Lyrics and Music by Harry Revel
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Overlooked Holiday Fun
25 December 2004 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Aloysius T. McKeever spends his winters living uninvited as a guest for the Fortune 500's houses. For the past three winters, McKeever has been living at the house of Michael O'Connor, wealthy industrialist. McKeever has also invited Jim Bullock, war veteran, who has been recently evicted by O'Connor to make way for his new building. O'Connor's daughter, Trudy, comes back to the mansion after running away from finishing school, and is about to throw out the two guys, but lets them stay and tells them she is just like them. After finding out the location of his daughter, O'Connor comes back from his vacation early, but is convinced by Trudy to let the people living in the house stay (Jim also invited two war buddies Hank and Whitey, plus their families to stay) and have him pretend to be the new butler. Jim and friends decide to solve the housing shortage the three war buddies, plus several hundred others have, by renovating a series of army barracks, but O'Connor sees the profit in there as well, and tries to buy the barracks for his interests. Will the philosophical lessons of McKeever, the new relationship with his ex-wife Mary, and the love of Jim and Trudy, help O'Connor change his ways? Okay film, but I was expecting more. The film could have been trimmed of a few scenes since many of them are recycling the sentimental hash that we saw a few minutes earlier. Del Ruth's direction doesn't surprise you, but is able to tug at the heart strings of those who watch it. The cast is very good, especially Ruggles and Harding as the O'Connors. The film does have a nice moral message of self worth, beautifully told through its characters (especially Moore's McKeever) and makes for holiday watching. Rating, 7.


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