Tenth Avenue Angel

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1948
  • Running time: 74 min
The folks who live in the teeming tenements lining Manhattan’s Tenth Avenue could sure use an angel. And they have one—Flavia Mills, a little girl with big dreams who touches the lives and hearts of everyone in her run-down neighborhood. Margaret... read more
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The folks who live in the teeming tenements lining Manhattan’s Tenth Avenue could sure use an angel. And they have one—Flavia Mills, a little girl with big dreams who touches the lives and hearts of everyone in her run-down neighborhood. Margaret O’Brien plays Flavia with the endearing earnestness that made her the leading child star of the 1940s. A host of MGM stalwarts take other roles: Angela Lansbury as Flavia’s aunt, Phyllis Thaxter as her mother, George Murphy as an ex-con hoping for a second chance, Connie Gilchrist as a kindly neighbor and Rhys Williams as a blind newsvendor robbed by hooligans who implicate Flavia in the crime. Roy Rowland, who directed O’Brien in Lost Angel and Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, guides the story, which ends with a joyful Christmas miracle. And the cinematography is the work of Robert Surtees, who would go on to lens Ben-Hur, The Graduate and The Sting among other classics.

Original Release

02/20/1948

US Release

02/20/1948

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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 Daniel Oliver Madson
Richard Tyler Jimmy Madson (as Dickie Tyler) / Jimmy Madson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy Rowland

Writers

Eleanore Griffin, Harry Ruskin, Craig Rice, Angna Enters

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 Daniel Oliver Madson
Richard Tyler Jimmy Madson (as Dickie Tyler) / Jimmy Madson
Henry Blair Rad Ardley
Charles Cane Parole Officer
Richard Lane Street Vendor
Heinie Conklin Fourth of July Dignitary on Dais
Elinor Donahue Cynthia
Gary Gray Boy
Cameron Mitchell Narrator-Visitor to Tenth Avenue
Robert Emmett O'Connor Mr. O'Callan
Ray Teal Mounted Train Yard Guard
John Albright Celebration Guest

Producers

Editors

George Boemler, Ralph E. Winters

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