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It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 19 April 1947 (USA)
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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Every winter, Michael J. O'Connor, the second richest man in the world, leaves his 5th Avenue mansion for warmer climes. Every winter, Aloysius T. McKeever, homeless man, moves into the 5th Avenue mansion. This particular winter, McKeever meets Jim Bullock, an army veteran who has recently been evicted from his apartment and offers to share the mansion with him. It's not long before the mansion has a few more guests, including: Jim's army buddies and their wives and children; runaway heiress Trudy; and even Michael J. O'Connor, himself. Written by L. Hamre

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Sucedió en la Quinta Avenida  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Originally planned to be directed by Frank Capra, he chose to do It's a Wonderful Life (1946) instead. See more »

Goofs

Don Defore (Jim) calls Gale Storm "Margie" in one scene instead of "cookie". She was the lead in the "My Little Margie" sit-com in the early 1950's. See more »

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Jackie Temple: [walks into O'Connor's bedroom] Can I get in bed with you?
Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor: No! Go get in bed with your father.
Jackie Temple: I can't.
Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor: Why not?
Jackie Temple: 'Cause he's in bed with my mother.
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That's What Christmas Means to Me
Lyrics and Music by Harry Revel
Performed by Gale Storm, Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore, Alan Hale Jr., Dorothea Kent, Edward Ryan and Cathy Carter
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Del Ruth's not to wise decision
16 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of the cutest holiday movies for the entire family to see. I just wish that Del Ruth had allowed Gale Storm to sing instead of having to lipsinc someone elses voice. Mr. Del Ruth decided that you can either act or sing; pick one. Had he put Gales voice in the movie in 1947 we would not have had to wait another decade before she started recording hits. The movie has a beautiful story to tell; showing that even when you invade some one elses property, you do it with grace and respect. And when you leave, you improve the conditions from your original arrival. All the actors were meshed in the scenes and created a realistic holiday cine that should be released on disc so all familys can rent or buy. James Stewarts Christmas classic did not hit at the theatres, but time made it into a classic. This movie could earn the same admirers. It's ready for holiday release, it's ready for the family to see and enjoy...and it's ready to show the talents of these young performers. You might even recognize many who went on to stardom either on television or in the cinemas. Almost all of those who appear in this keeper of a money went into television and became quite successful.


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