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Poster for It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Opens on December 3

Director: Roy Del Ruth Run Time: 116 min. Release Year: 1947

Starring: Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Don DeFore, Gale Storm, Victor Moore

Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish

About the film:

Each Christmas, an industrial tycoon and his family travel from New York City to Florida to spend the holiday season in the sun. While they are gone, a drifter and his friends take up residence in the millionaire’s Fifth Avenue mansion. When the tycoon’s daughter returns early and discovers the house has been taken over, she fakes a life of poverty to stay in the house.

Nominated for Best Original Story at the 1948 Academy Awards.

About the filmmaker:

Roy Del Ruth was an American filmmaker who worked with various stars, notably James Cagney, and directed a number of popular musicals in the 1930s including Kid Millions (1934), Folies Bergère de Paris (1935), and Born to Dance (1936).

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