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Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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James Dunn ...
Mike
Michael Chekhov ...
Gaboolian
Florence Bates ...
Mandy
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Bellhop
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Agent
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Carmody
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Ruby Cheever
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Opal Cheever
Colin Campbell ...
MacWirther
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Capt. Bjorn
Moyna MacGill ...
Pearl Cheever (as Moyna Magill)
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Copy Boy
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Jean Dean ...
Jean Dean - Water Nymph (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Eddie Tayloe's grandfather leaves him six thousand dollars and the money belt it came in, freeing Tayloe to leave his dull newspaper job in Texas and move to New York to become a playwright. Along the way, his car breaks down and a girl walking along the highway asks for a lift. It turns out she's a nice girl, named Perry, running away from a job at a gasoline station. Soon they're off to New York together, but part ways once they arrive. Time passes and Eddie is failing to sell his play; Perry is failing to find a job. Odd circumstances, involving an old pickpocket named Mandy, bring them together again. Three starchy sisters renting a room, a bartender named Mike, and a sleepy old immigrant running a mechanical menagerie all play parts in this romantic comedy. Written by J. Spurlin

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16 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Vivir sonando  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Film debut of Audie Murphy. See more »

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Mike: What'll you have?
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Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl
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Preston Sturges zaniness executed with an Ed Wood flair
14 January 2002 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Awards should be handed out for sitting through this film. The movie attempts to be, and has the look of, a zany romantic comedy, but everything in the production is just a little off. The cast is loaded with incredible actors--with the exception of Guy Madison, the rather wooden leading man--which just goes to show that even the best actors can't save a really lame script. Or maybe a little Guy Madison wore off on them all. You do get the sense that everyone is trying his best, but the directing by William Castle is stagnant and uninspired, the editing (at least on the print I saw) is choppy to the point of being incoherent at times, and the script...well, enough can't be said about that script. The dialogue, supposedly full of witty repartee, thuds. Entire scenes and plot twists seem pointless. At time it feels like something a fifth grade drama class might dream up. Cross Preston Sturges with Ed Wood, and I imagine the result would be something like Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven.


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