It Happened On 5th Avenue
Most helpful reviews. 4. 0 out of 5 stars OPPS I meant to put 5 Stars. for this UNDER-RATED CHRISTMAS CLASSIC.
By Movie and Music lover! on December 14, 2005. If you love movies such as "Miracle on 34th Street," and "It's A Wonderful Life," then you will LOVE this movie. There are so many classic and endearing scenes in this movie, I am hard-pressed to narrow down my favorites. Therefore, I will give a short synopsis of the movie:.
The movie is set in New York City right after world war 2. The characters include a rich guy, who prides himself on being "the second richest guy in the world" and rich guy thinks that since he has so much money, he has everything. Rich guy has a pampered EX-wife who lives in Florida. There is also a spoiled daughter who has been shipped off to boarding school. Rich guy thinks he is happy with all his wealth, but in reality, the only thing he has to show for his life is his stomach ulcer.
A homeless New Yorker 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. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Hysteria continues with a look at a forgotten Christmas Classic: 1947's " It Happened on 5th Avenue. Don't forget to check us out of.
It is not until an unlikely set of circumstances combine with an unusual cast of additional characters (a middle-aged hobo, a young guy fresh out of the military who is looking for a job and an apartment, along with some other supporting characters) that the "rich guy" finds out the true meaning of life. This movie used to play each year on the local television stations, but then for some unexplained reason, it disappeared. I tried for years to find the film but could not locate it anywhere. I finally found a person in Hollywood who had an original of the film on reel to reel, and they made a copy of the movie on to video. That version cost me $50.
00! Amazon's price is significantly better than that. The point is, however, I was willing to pay $50. 00 for the movie because it is that good. It is one of the movies that I MUST watch every year at Christmas.
I love the scene when rich guy is shoveling snow for the hobo. I also love the scene when rich guy comes home and smells the Slum-gullion (Irish stew) cooking in the kitchen. And in spite of the fact that I have seen this movie at least 100 times, the final scene always reduces me to tears. I also was impressed with a business idea that was discussed in the film that sounds almost exactly like what FedEx is doing today. You have to realize that this movie was made in the 1940's, and a business concept that outlines what FedEx is doing in the year 2005 is pretty remarkable.
Two small disclaimers. okay so the guy and girl "fall in love" way too fast, but, if you can get past that, then you will enjoy the film. One other point is, the movie has not been restored like so many of the big studio classics. Therefore, if you purchase the film you may notice some graininess and at times you may notice that the image "jumps.
" In spite of those small problems, however, you still should buy this movie. It is that good.