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An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Music | 27 November 1945 (USA)
An angel returns to Earth to help a Broadway producer put on a show, so a struggling young actress will have a job.


Leslie Goodwins


June Carroll (story), Lee Wainer (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaye Dowd Kaye Dowd ... Karen James
Robert Duke ... David Randall
David Street ... Paul Blake
Barbara Perry ... Barbara
Charles Kemper ... Phineas Aloysius Higby
Marguerite D'Alvarez Marguerite D'Alvarez ... Madame Della
Robert Scheerer Robert Scheerer ... Bob (as Bob Scheerer)
Alice Tyrrell Alice Tyrrell ... Susie
June Carroll June Carroll ... Kay
Rodney Bell Rodney Bell ... Oscar
Betzi Beaton ... Tiny
Jay Presson Allen ... Miss Johnson (as Jay Presson)
Joe Cappo Joe Cappo ... Joe
Sherle North Sherle North ... Roxie
Billie Haywood Billie Haywood ... Theresa


High up in Actors' Heaven---where those actors who have taken their final curtain on earth still maintain a lively interest in theatrical activity---there is a bell which has been named Minnie. When a struggling young actor on Broadway has sufficient faith in himself---if he believes strongly enough in his ability and talent---then Minnie rings out clearly, signaling that the time is right for an angel to leave Actors' Heaven and go down to earth to help a worthy, but-as-yet-successful actor or actress. When versatile, young Karen James refuses to be discouraged by her rejection by producer Rodney Lloyd, Minnie rings out loudly and clearly. Phineas Aloysius Higby, who was a magician before he was called to Actor's Heaven, begs to be allowed to go earthward to help Karen and is finally assigned the job. Phineas rents a room in the theatrical boarding house run by Madam Della, an ex-prima donna who has never gotten over it. Karen also lives there, as well as David Randall, a young ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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27 November 1945 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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