It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
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).Learn more about Holiday Classics See our upcoming films