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It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 7 April 1947 (USA)
Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Danny Webson Miller
... Anne Fielding
... Jamie Shellgrove
... Nick Lombardi
... Nurse
... Rae Jakobi
... Digby John
Tamara Shayne ... Mrs. Kardos
William Roy ... Leo Kardos (as Billy Roy)
Bobby Long ... Johnny O'Brien
... Police Sergeant
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Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is able to share a place with Nick, the janitor of his old High School, and get a job as a singer in a music store. He also meets Leo, a talented pianist and his teacher Anne, whose dream is to singing Opera. When Jamie arrives from England, Danny tries to show him the Brooklyn experience and help him compose modern swing music. Together, these four also try to help Leo get the Brooklyn Music scholarship. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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IT ALL TAKES PLACE IN THAT FASCINATING WONDERLAND OF THE FAR EAST...BROOKLYN! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »


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Accadde a Brooklyn  »

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The unit patch on Danny's uniform jacket is that of the 84th Infantry Division, formerly known as the 84th Division (Institutional Training) and nicknamed "The Railsplitters." The nickname derives from the divisional tradition that the unit traces its lineage back to the Illinois militia company in which Abraham Lincoln (known as "the Railsplitter") served. See more »

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While Frank Sinatra is sitting on a bench in the school yard talking, his hands are in his lap. A moment later, his arms are folded. See more »

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Danny Webson Miller: Why is anyone in love with anyone?
Nick Lombardi: There's a lot of reasons like, for example, you like her eyes or something.
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Opening credits are shown over a drawing of the Brooklyn bridge. See more »

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Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

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Italian Symphony
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on the piano briefly by Peter Lawford (dubbed by André Previn)
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Fantastic 1947 Classic Film
8 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyed this picture from the beginning to the very end with great old time musical numbers sung by Frank Sinatra, (Danny Webson Miller) who returns from the Army after four years of service to his hometown of Brooklyn, New York and meets up with some of his old friends. One of the friends is Jimmy Durante, (Nick Lombardi) who really stole the entire film in almost every scene. Kathryn Grayson, (Anne Fielding) had such a fantastic opera voice and sang some very famous Classical musical numbers. It was enjoyable seeing Peter Lawford, (Jamie Shellgrove) give a great song and dance number and also a blooming romance between him and Anne Fielding. Even Gloria Grahame, (Nurse) gave a great supporting role as a nurse taking care of Danny while he was in the service and how he sort of remembers her at the very end of the picture. Great film, don't miss this great Classic from 1947. Enjoy.


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