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Director:
Writers:
Everett Freeman (screen play)
Vick Knight (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
19 April 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's Happer Than Heaven ... the Hit of '47! See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
My favorite movie of all time See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Don DeFore ... Jim Bullock
Ann Harding ... Mary O'Connor

Charles Ruggles ... Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
Victor Moore ... Aloysius T. McKeever

Gale Storm ... Trudy O'Connor

Grant Mitchell ... Farrow
Edward Brophy ... Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton

Alan Hale Jr. ... Whitey Temple
Dorothea Kent ... Margie Temple
Edward Ryan ... Hank (as Edward Ryan Jr.)
Cathy Carter ... Alice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Andren ... Secretary (uncredited)
Johnny Arthur ... Apartment Manager (uncredited)
Florence Auer ... Miss Parker, Head Mistress (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Musician (uncredited)
George Blagoi ... Executive (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Man Tossing Pudding (uncredited)
James Cardwell ... Young Man (uncredited)
Chester Clute ... Phillips (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Joe, the Chauffeur (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Executive (uncredited)
Al Fenney ... Executive (uncredited)
James Flavin ... First Policeman (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Policeman in Park (uncredited)
Jack George ... Executive (uncredited)
Pat Goldin ... Waiter (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Harper (uncredited)
Arthur Hohl ... Brady - Gates Patrolman (uncredited)
Bert Howard ... Executive (uncredited)
Major Kieffer ... Executive (uncredited)
William Kline ... Executive (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Landlord (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Executive (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... Woman in Chauffeured Car (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Foreman of Movers (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ... Tour Bus Spieler (uncredited)
David Martell ... Executive (uncredited)
Rowland McCracken ... Executive (uncredited)
George Meader ... Music Store Manager (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Executive (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Executive (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Detective (uncredited)
Abe Reynolds ... Finkelhoff - the Tailor (uncredited)
Linda Lee Solomon ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Farrow's Associate (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Man wearing Second Hand Clothing Advertising Sign (uncredited)
Anthony Sydes ... Jackie Temple (uncredited)
Victor Travers ... Executive (uncredited)
Max Willenz ... Musician (uncredited)
Al Winters ... Executive (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Everett Freeman (screen play)

Vick Knight (additional dialogue)

Herbert Clyde Lewis (original story) and
Frederick Stephani (original story)

Everett Freeman  screenwriter
Ben Markson  contributor to dialogue and special sequence (uncredited)

Produced by
Roy Del Ruth .... producer
Joe Kaufmann .... associate producer (as Joe Kaufman)
 
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Sharp (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard V. Heermance  (as Richard Heermance)
 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr.  (as Ray Boltz)
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Glenn Cook .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Fox .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... recording engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John M. Lee .... chief electrician (as John Lee)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Willard H. George .... furs (as Willard George)
Lorraine MacLean .... fashion supervisor
 
Music Department
T.K. Wood .... music editor
 
Other crew
Clarence Bricker .... assistant to producer
 

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Runtime:
116 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #12016, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Victor Moore's character is a single man, yet is clearly wearing a wedding band throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor:[Last Lines] Mary.
Mary O'Connor:Yes, Mike?
Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor:Remind me to nail up the board in the back fence. He's coming through the front door next winter.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
It's a Wonderful Wonderful FeelingSee more »

FAQ

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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
My favorite movie of all time, 29 November 2003
Author: cpa4601 (cpa4601@aol.com) from Fort Myers, Florida

In the early 1970's channel 44 in Tampa would play this movie on Christmas day every year. It became a tradition with me to watch it. I soon fell in love with the movie. When I moved to Ft. Myers I went through withdrawal, not being able to get 44. One year WTBS played it and, since I had by then purchased a VCR, I taped it. Unfortunately my VCR was not working properly and my copy is very poor and getting poorer each year. Each year I scan the TV listings, hoping against hope, that some station will run it. Each year I am disappointed. I am planning to burn a DVD from my tape, but what I wouldn't give for a good copy. Now that I have cried on everyone's shoulder, let me talk about why this is my favorite all time movie. The movie was made in 1947 and captures a slice of American history that is unknown to most of us alive today. It shows a view of the hardships faced by ex-GI's in obtaining housing and employment after WW II, this surprises most of us. The movie has everything, comedy, drama, romance, philosophy, sub-plots,a feel good ending, you name it. The message of the movie is that people are more important than possessions, it puts Christ's words of "what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul" more effectively than any sermon I have ever heard. This and the humorous, yet poignant interplay between the characters makes it an even better Christmas movie than It's a Wonderful Life. I have indoctrinated my wife and kids to the merits of this movie, and they enjoy seeing it almost as much as I do. I understand that the movie is in public domain, if anyone has a good copy I would be thrilled to purchase a copy of it from you.

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