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Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  16 July 1948 (USA)
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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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Perry Dunklin
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
Clem Bevans ...
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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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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Mike: What'll you have?
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Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl
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A nice little movie
1 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Diana Lynn is great as usual a year or so before her role as Irma's best friend in My Friend Irma. She carries the story quite well and it is worth seeing. I agree with another poster that the music is terrible but there isn't much of it and really it's only the music at the beginning that is that bad. It's a cute story and could have been better but still an enjoyable way to spend 76 minutes. It does have some good moments and lots of familiar faces, some you may not be able to put a name to but will recognize from other old movies. I won't go into the whole plot since that has already been covered very nicely but it is well worth your time to watch this. Since it has fallen into Public Domain you can see it at internetarchives.


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