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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Audie Murphy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike: What'll you have?
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Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl
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Poor comedy with weak leads, but a good supporting cast
4 May 2008 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

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 (Florence Bates), bring them together again. Three starchy sisters (including Irene Ryan and Margaret Hamilton) renting a room, a bartender named Mike, and a sleepy old immigrant (Michael Chekhov) running a mechanical menagerie all play parts in this romantic comedy.

William Castle, before his days of making gimmick-laden shockers, directed this unfunny script, straining to be zany and eccentric, and ending up dull. Guy Madison as Eddie is very handsome but stolid. Diana Lynn as Perry fares a little better, but her affectedly odd character thwarts her efforts. Florence Bates comes off the best. The movie is bad but not unbearable, if you want to see it for the supporting cast, which includes William Frawley, Jesse White and Lionel Stander.


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