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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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Jim Bullock
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Mary O'Connor
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Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
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Aloysius T. McKeever
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Trudy O'Connor
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Farrow
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Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton
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Whitey Temple
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Margie Temple
Edward Ryan ...
Hank (as Edward Ryan Jr.)
Cathy Carter ...
Alice
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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19 April 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sucedió en la Quinta Avenida  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The soundtrack includes the George M. Cohan song "Mary is a grand old name," which was written for and introduced in the 1906 Bradway musical "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway." The original cast featured Victor Moore, who appears in this film, released 51 years later. See more »

Goofs

Mike carries the telephone into the walk in freezer and closes the air-tight door, which would have cut the phone cord. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Remade as Lux Video Theatre: It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1957) See more »

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Speak - My Heart
Lyrics and Music by Harry Revel
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This is a truly GREAT movie!!!! Sure would like a copy of it!
29 April 2004 | by (Moab, Utah) – See all my reviews

This a movie for all to see for it is so superb in the story, the actors and the directing!!! I would recommend it to everyone and it sure would be wonderful to be able to see it on television or even better to have a copy on DVD or VHS. It is so sad that great movies like this are forgotten in lieu of action films of today that are all too often do NOT have a good story or acting! Most are full of foul language and sex scenes which are not at all necessary for a truly great film such as "It Happened On Fifth Avenue". In summary this is a wonderful Family Film that will truly bring tears to your eyes.


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