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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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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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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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19 April 1947 (USA)  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The men are getting paid $1.00 an hour for shoveling snow. One dollar in 1947 is worth $10.46 in 2013. The minimum wage in NY in 2011 is $7.25. 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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Connections

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

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It's a Wonderful Wonderful Feeling
Lyrics and Music by Harry Revel
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Del Ruth's not to wise decision
16 August 2006 | by (San Diego USA) – 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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