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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:
This is a truly GREAT movie!!!! Sure would like a copy of it! See more (52 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)
John Breen ... 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)
Sol Murgi ... Man Tossing Pudding (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:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #12016, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The story was originally optioned by Frank Capra's Liberty Films in 1945, and announced as the company's first production. Later that year, producer-director Roy Del Ruth acquired the story.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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 »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
It's a Wonderful Wonderful FeelingSee more »

FAQ

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
This is a truly GREAT movie!!!! Sure would like a copy of it!, 29 April 2004
Author: teddybearten from Moab, Utah

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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