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Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

 -  Drama  -  20 February 1948 (USA)
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Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Flavia Mills
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Susan Bratten
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Steve Abbutt
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Helen Mills
Warner Anderson ...
Joseph Mills
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Blind Mac
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Al Parker
Connie Gilchrist ...
Mrs. Murphy
Tom Trout ...
Daniel Oliver Madson
Richard Tyler ...
Jimmy Madson (as Dickie Tyler)
Henry Blair ...
Rad Ardley
Charles Cane ...
Parole Officer
Richard Lane ...
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Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, she loses all faith in her family and in God, and it will take a miracle to restore Flavia's belief and Steve out of trouble. Written by Kathy Li

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20 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laitakaupungin kukka  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Filmed between March 11 and May 15, 1946, with retakes shot in April 1947, the movie was held back until its nationwide release on February 20, 1948. Moreover, the picture was not given a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

Goofs

Flavia brings home a loaf of "dark bread, your daddy's favorite", as her mother says. One look at the wrapper clearly reveals it to be Wonder Bread, which at the time made only white bread. See more »

Quotes

Narrator-Visitor to Tenth Avenue: Hey, you! Will you keep out of the street!
Flavia Mills: Why? It's my street!
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Another Journey for Margaret
8 January 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In 1936 New York City, pretty pig-tailed Margaret O'Brien (as Flavia Mills) leads a charmed life. She roller-skates through traffic oblivious to danger, which works out well because the little "Tenth Avenue Angel" may be divinely protected. Young O'Brien believes in country, God and fantastical stories shared by several loving adults in her life, especially sweet mother Phyllis Thaxter (as Helen). One of these stories suggests mice bring money; another involves a magical cow...

The difference between truth, lies and fantasy confuses O'Brien as nice guy George Murphy (as Steve) gets out of jail. O'Brien has been told Mr. Murphy was in Australia. Due to both the Depression and his criminal past, Murphy has trouble finding work as a taxi driver and marrying O'Brien's aunt Angela Lansbury (as Susan). This was not a bad story idea, but too saccharine an approach for the still capable little actress, who needed something less obvious to revitalize a limited career.

***** Tenth Avenue Angel (2/20/48) Roy Rowland ~ Margaret O'Brien, George Murphy, Angela Lansbury, Phyllis Thaxter


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