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It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Movie Summary

A New Yorker hobo moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual homeowners.

It Happened on Fifth Avenue was originally released in theaters April 19, 1947. The production schedule and Christmastime climax of the story suggest the studio planned a Christmas release, but for an unknown reason, the movie’s release was delayed until Easter 1947.

Where can I watch It Happened on Fifth Avenue online?

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Is It Happened on Fifth Avenue available to buy on DVD?

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When will It Happened on Fifth Avenue air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the TCM Christmas Classics schedule.

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Cast Includes

Charles Ruggles (Michael J. O’Conner), Ann Harding (Mary O’Conner), Victor Moore (Aloysius T. McKeever), Don DeFore (Jim Bullock), Gale Storm (Trudy O’Conner), Grant Mitchell (Farrow), Edward Brophy (Cecil Felton), Alan Hale Jr. (Whitey Temple), Dorothea Kent (Margie Temple), Cathy Carter (Alice)

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2 thoughts on “It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

  • I love this movie and watch it every year like It’s a wonderful life, I wish when people review they would have watched instead of getting it wrong like I’ve read different sites. It’s a sweet, wonderful movie, heartwarming and sweet. I love each actor in it.

    • This is the best christmas movie ever. Also the bishops wife is close


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