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Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

Barry Benefield (story "Eddie and the Archangel Mike"), Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Guy Madison ... Eddie Tayloe
Diana Lynn ... Perry Dunklin
James Dunn ... Mike
Michael Chekhov ... Gaboolian
Florence Bates ... Mandy
Lionel Stander ... Bellhop
William Frawley ... Agent
Roscoe Karns ... Carmody
Margaret Hamilton ... Ruby Cheever
Irene Ryan ... Opal Cheever
Colin Campbell Colin Campbell ... MacWirther
Clem Bevans ... Capt. Bjorn
Moyna MacGill ... Pearl Cheever (as Moyna Magill)
Audie Murphy ... Copy Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Dean Jean Dean ... Jean Dean - Water Nymph (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

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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For those who think that Texas, Brooklyn and love are wonderful ... here is your picture !

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vivir sonando See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Audie Murphy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike: What'll you have?
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Featured in Biography: Audie Murphy: Great American Hero (1996) See more »

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Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl
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SO many fun stars in here... needed better script
4 August 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Bill Frawley(Fred Mertz!) , Irene Ryan(Granny!), Margaret Hamilton(the Wicked Witch!), and Florence Bates, and Roscoe Karns. Gadz! who ISN'T in this film from United Artists ?? Boy meets girl on the road, and they are both running away from their jobs. Eddie (Guy Madison) quits when he finds out he has inherited some money from his dead uncle. Diana Lynn is "Perry", who left town when her brother gets married. They get in a car accident, and the whole plot-line is pretty silly, but you just have to go along with the ride. Liberal use of back drops. Lots of talking. and Lionel Stander is the hotel bell-hop.. he was "Max" in Hart to Hart. Flo Bates (the thief on the subway) was in SO many early films, and worked with just everyone..(LOVED her in Rebecca!) Margaret Hamilton is the prim and proper landord, who rents a room (the stable) to Perry. Picture is pretty good, but sound goes way up and way down, so be ready for CRAZY loud commercials. Bill Frawley (Fred Mertz, three years BEFORE I Love Lucy!) is the big shot agent, who doesn't like Eddie's work. a couple funny scenes, at Coney Island, and again when the ladies play cards. These folks were all masters at vaudeville. SO fun to see all these pros in comedy. the film is so understated... too bad the script is so slow. they all would have been even more amazing with a better script. it does go all over the place. but if you stick around, it's a lot of low key fun. This one was important, just for all the big names in here...


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