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Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 20 February 1948 (USA)
Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Angna Enters (story), Eleanore Griffin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret O'Brien ... Flavia Mills
Angela Lansbury ... Susan Bratten
George Murphy ... Steve Abbutt
Phyllis Thaxter ... Helen Mills
Warner Anderson ... Joseph Mills
Rhys Williams ... Blind Mac
Barry Nelson ... Al Parker
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Murphy
Tom Trout Tom Trout ... Daniel Oliver Madson
Richard Tyler Richard Tyler ... Jimmy Madson (as Dickie Tyler)
Henry Blair ... Rad Ardley
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Parole Officer
Richard Lane ... Street Vendor
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Storyline

Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, she loses all faith in her family and in God, and it will take a miracle to restore Flavia's belief and Steve out of trouble. Written by Kathy Li

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Thrilling story of people who love and live in the shadow of Gangland!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La calle de los sueños See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,791,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a major disaster at the box office for MGM, resulting in a loss of $1,227,000 ($12.3M in 2016) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

When Flavia picks up the bundle of papers in the rain, it is thick and covered in paper. When she gets across the street and gives the papers to Blind Mac, they are uncovered and the stack isn't near as thick. See more »

Quotes

Narrator-Visitor to Tenth Avenue: Hey, you! Will you keep out of the street!
Flavia Mills: Why? It's my street!
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Connections

References Castle on the Hudson (1940) See more »

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Another Journey for Margaret
8 January 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In 1936 New York City, pretty pig-tailed Margaret O'Brien (as Flavia Mills) leads a charmed life. She roller-skates through traffic oblivious to danger, which works out well because the little "Tenth Avenue Angel" may be divinely protected. Young O'Brien believes in country, God and fantastical stories shared by several loving adults in her life, especially sweet mother Phyllis Thaxter (as Helen). One of these stories suggests mice bring money; another involves a magical cow...

The difference between truth, lies and fantasy confuses O'Brien as nice guy George Murphy (as Steve) gets out of jail. O'Brien has been told Mr. Murphy was in Australia. Due to both the Depression and his criminal past, Murphy has trouble finding work as a taxi driver and marrying O'Brien's aunt Angela Lansbury (as Susan). This was not a bad story idea, but too saccharine an approach for the still capable little actress, who needed something less obvious to revitalize a limited career.

***** Tenth Avenue Angel (2/20/48) Roy Rowland ~ Margaret O'Brien, George Murphy, Angela Lansbury, Phyllis Thaxter


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