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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. See more »
User Reviews:
One of the most refreshing movies I have ever seen. See more (43 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)
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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
The King's Men .... singer: theme song
T.K. Wood .... music editor
 
Other crew
Clarence Bricker .... assistant to producer
 

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Additional Details

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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:
The first release by Allied Artists.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Once the two families and the dog moved into the house the nightly guards weren't mentioned again until they showed up again on Christmas eve, toward the end of the film.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.See more »
Soundtrack:
It's a Wonderful Wonderful FeelingSee more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One of the most refreshing movies I have ever seen., 18 March 2001
Author: kubichan from Indianapolis, Indiana

Victor Moore is fantastic as a homeless man who journeys between a wealthy, self made man's (Charlie Ruggles) winter and summer homes when the wealthy man is at his other home. The last words by Charlie Ruggles will make you cry for joy. "Remind me to board up that fence next year. He's coming in the front door." A unique, wonderful story. I wish everyone could see it, especially around Christmas time when it would be most appropriate.

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