It Happened on Fifth Avenue

77
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1947
  • Running time: 116 min
Each Christmas, an industrial tycoon and his family travel from New York City to Florida to spend the holiday season in the sun, and while they are gone, a philosophical homeless man takes up residence in the millionaire's Fifth Avenue mansion. Letting... read more
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Each Christmas, an industrial tycoon and his family travel from New York City to Florida to spend the holiday season in the sun, and while they are gone, a philosophical homeless man takes up residence in the millionaire's Fifth Avenue mansion. Letting himself in through a hole in the fence, he puts on designer clothes, smokes expensive cigars, eats gourmet food, and opens up the townhouse to his homeless friends so that they, too, can share in the holiday spirit. When the real homeowner's daughter returns to NYC early and discovers the house has been taken over, the homeless haven is in danger of disappearing forever. However, the warm-hearted nature of the homeless intruders reinvigorates the unhappy wealthy family, and everyone succumbs to the true spirit of Christmas. Starring Don DeFore, Victor Moore (Swing Time, The Seven Year Itch), Academy Award-nominee Ann Harding (Holiday, When Ladies Meet) and Emmy Award-nominee Charles Ruggles (Bringing Up Baby, The Parent Trap).

Original Release

04/17/1947

US Release

04/17/1947

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Cast

Don DeFore Jim Bullock
Ann Harding Mary O'Connor
Charles Ruggles Michael J. O'Connor / Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
Victor Moore Aloysius T. McKeever
Gale Storm Trudy O'Connor
Grant Mitchell Farrow / Al Farrow
Edward Brophy Cecil Felton / Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton
Alan Hale Jr. Whitey Temple
Dorothea Kent Margie Temple
Edward Ryan Hank
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy Del Ruth

Writers

Everett Freeman, Ben Markson, Vick Knight, Herbert Clyde Lewis, Frederick Stephani

Cast

Don DeFore Jim Bullock
Ann Harding Mary O'Connor
Charles Ruggles Michael J. O'Connor / Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
Victor Moore Aloysius T. McKeever
Gale Storm Trudy O'Connor
Grant Mitchell Farrow / Al Farrow
Edward Brophy Cecil Felton / Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton
Alan Hale Jr. Whitey Temple
Dorothea Kent Margie Temple
Edward Ryan Hank
Cathy Carter Alice
Charles Lane Landlord
Arthur Hohl Brady
Edward Gargan Policeman in Park
James Flavin First Policeman
Johnny Arthur Apartment Manager
Leon Belasco Musician
George Blagoi Executive
Chet Brandenburg Man Tossing Pudding
John Breen Man Tossing Pudding

Producers

Editors

Richard V. Heermance

1948OscarBest Writing, Original Story Nominated
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