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It Happened on Fifth Avenue ()


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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

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Jim Bullock
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Mary O'Connor
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Michael J. O'Connor (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Aloysius T. McKeever
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Trudy O'Connor
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Farrow
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Cecil Felton
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Whitey Temple
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Margie Temple
Edward Ryan ...
Hank (as Edward Ryan Jr.)
Cathy Carter ...
Alice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Andren ...
Secretary (uncredited)
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Apartment Manager (uncredited)
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Miss Parker (uncredited)
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Musician (uncredited)
George Blagoi ...
Executive (uncredited)
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Man Tossing Pudding (uncredited)
John Breen ...
Man Tossing Pudding (uncredited)
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Young Man (uncredited)
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Phillips (uncredited)
Corky ...
Sammy (uncredited)
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Joe (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
Al Fenney ...
Executive (uncredited)
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First Policeman (uncredited)
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Policeman in Park (uncredited)
Jack George ...
Executive (uncredited)
Pat Goldin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Harper (uncredited)
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Brady (uncredited)
Bert Howard ...
Executive (uncredited)
Major Kieffer ...
Executive (uncredited)
William Kline ...
Executive (uncredited)
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Landlord (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
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Woman in Chauffeured Car (uncredited)
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Foreman of Movers (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ...
Tour Bus Spieler (uncredited)
David Martell ...
Executive (uncredited)
Rowland McCracken ...
Executive (uncredited)
George Meader ...
Music Store Manager (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
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Man Tossing Pudding (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
Detective (uncredited)
Abe Reynolds ...
Finkelhoff (uncredited)
Linda Lee Solomon ...
Young Girl (uncredited)
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Farrow's Associate (uncredited)
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Man wearing Second Hand Clothing Advertising Sign (uncredited)
Anthony Sydes ...
Jackie Temple (uncredited)
Victor Travis ...
Executive (uncredited)
Max Willenz ...
Musician (uncredited)
Al Winters ...
Executive (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roy Del Ruth

Written by

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Everett Freeman ... (screen play)
 
Vick Knight ... (additional dialogue)
 
Herbert Clyde Lewis ... (original story) and
Frederick Stephani ... (original story)
 
Ben Markson ... (contributor to dialogue and special sequence) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Roy Del Ruth ... producer
Joe Kaufmann ... associate producer (as Joe Kaufman)

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Edward Ward

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Henry Sharp ... director of photography

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Richard V. Heermance ... (as Richard Heermance)

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Lewis H. Creber ... (as Lewis Creber)

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Raymond Boltz Jr. ... (as Ray Boltz)

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Harry Ross ... makeup artist

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Glenn Cook ... production manager

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Frank Fox ... assistant director

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Corson Jowett ... recording engineer

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John M. Lee ... chief electrician (as John Lee)

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Willard H. George ... furs (as Willard George)
Lorraine MacLean ... fashion supervisor

Music Department

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Truman K. Wood ... music editor (as T.K. Wood)

Other crew

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Clarence Bricker ... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Every winter, Michael J. O'Connor, the second richest man in the world, vacates his 5th Avenue mansion for his winter home in warmer climes. Every winter, Aloysius T. McKeever, a homeless man, and his dog moves into vacated mansions. This particular winter, McKeever meets Jim Bullock, an army veteran who has recently been evicted from his apartment and offers to share the mansion with him. It's not long before the mansion has a few more guests, including two of Jim's army buddies and their wives and children; runaway heiress Trudy Connor; her mother and even Michael J. O'Connor, himself. Written by L. Hamre

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Taglines It's Happer Than Heaven ... the Hit of '47! See more »
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Also Known As
  • It Happened on 5th Avenue (World-wide, English title)
  • C'est arrivé dans la cinquième avenue (France)
  • Sucedió en la Quinta Avenida (Spain)
  • Leben wie ein Millionär (West Germany)
  • Luffar-miljonären på 5:e avenyn (Sweden)
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  • 116 min
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Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally planned to be directed by Frank Capra, he chose to do It's a Wonderful Life (1946) instead. See more »
Goofs Alice recounts her proposal 7 years earlier at a Gregory Peck film. Peck's first film was 1944, only 3 years before the movie is set. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Babe Ruth Story (2014). See more »
Soundtracks It's a Wonderful Wonderful Feeling See more »
Quotes Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor: [Last Lines] Mary.
Mary O'Connor: Yes, Mike?
Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor: Remind me to nail up the board in the back fence. He's coming through the front door next winter.
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