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Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 20 February 1948 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Steve Abbutt
Helen Mills
Joseph Mills
Blind Mac
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 ...
Street Vendor


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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Release Date:

20 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laitakaupungin kukka  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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 »


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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References Castle on the Hudson (1940) See more »

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A pure delight!
6 October 2004 | by (New Orleans, La.) – See all my reviews

One viewing of Tenth Avenue Angel will not be enough for any real Margaret O'Brien fan. Miss O'Brien tugs at the heartstrings in this lovely holiday story that will have you longing for more! No doubt Margaret O'Brien was one of the most talented young actresses of all time. Her simple beauty, her ability to come across as a real child, and her talent for delivering lengthy lines never fail to astound you. The story is simple but tender, and other leads such as George Murphy and Angela Lansbury, take a backseat to Miss O'Brien. When she is in a scene, you cannot take you eyes off her. Just as in Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, and Lost Angel, Margaret O'Brien is a delight. A don't miss for any fan of hers and an even bigger treat for those who have never seen her films!

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