It Happened On 5th Avenue DVD

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Description
No one is inside that boarded-up mansion on Manhattan's ritzy 5th Avenue, right? Wrong. Its secret inhabitants include a philosophizing hobo and some GI families who are unable to find apartments during the post-World War II housing crunch. They set up residence in the posh brownstone while the owner, the second richest man in the world, winters in Virginia. Except the owner isn't in Virginia. He's there in disguise... and discovering a lot about how the average Joe and Jane think and live.

It Happened on 5th Avenue. And it happens with a talented cast and an Oscar-nominated tale set during the holidays. Make yourself at home and discover why this is a yuletide delight to discover.
Additional Details
Director
Roy Ruth
Genre
Comedy
Production Year
1947
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 115 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
Reviews
53 Reviews
4.3

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NoneIt Happened On 5th Avenue DVD
 
4.3

(based on 53 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (43)
  • Engaging characters (40)
  • Original (25)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (6)

Cons

  • Disappointing (4)
  • Poor plot development (4)
  • Not what I expected (3)
  • Unoriginal (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (43)
  • Perfect gift (23)
  • Adult viewers (17)
  • Younger viewers (16)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (32), Casual viewer (14), Avid moviegoer (6)

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3.0

'Not much' happened on 5th avenue

By The Ol' Man

from Neeses, SC.

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Original

Cons

  • Not What I Expected
  • Poor Visual Effects

Best Uses

  • Adult Viewers
  • At Home

Comments about this product:

I've seen this movie before on TCM when I had satellite TV and enjoyed it. Earlier this year on NPR, I heard a movie critic say this movie is one of the better Christmas movies that no one remembers. Or something like that. So when it became available, I had fond memories of it and ordered it. Disappointing the second time around.

 
5.0

Great Christmas movie

By Linda

from So California

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Anytime for a feel good movie and old fashioned good comedy, with a message.

     
    5.0

    An Excellent Holiday Film!

    By dennislee11

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • High Production Value
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • In The Car
      • Perfect Gift
      • Travel
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      A most original film with a wonderful cast. This film happens to include Christmas as part of the plot but I am surprised that it isn't aired on TV over the Holiday Season. It is wonderfully entertaining. Don't miss this gem of a film!

       
      5.0

      Great movie

      By SCmoviebuff

      from Anderson, South Carolina

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        The only thing that disappointed me about this movie was the fact it was listed as being in color when actually it was a black & white which I was familiar with. I was hoping to get a colorized version that TCM had done years ago.
        But I was not disappointed in the remastering of this movie at all.

         
        1.0

        Ridiculous

        By kathy

        from bakersfield, ca

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

          Cons

          • Disappointing
          • Poor Plot Development

          Best Uses

            Comments about this product:

            I am disappointed in the other reviewers of this movie. Can't believe they gave such high marks or I would not have purchased this. What a waste of money.

             
            5.0

            AWESOME HOLIDAY MOVIE!

            By Michele the Movie Buff

            from Scota, NY

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • In The Car
              • Perfect Gift
              • Travel
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              I happened on this movie by accident around Christmas 2013. I had heard about it for years from my deceased mother who could not remember the name but knew the story line, actors and character names. I saw the ending on TCM, heard the characters names of "Mary & Mike" and I knew I had to see this movie. I ordered the movie from the TCM Shop and watched it with my yougest daughter. We were both thrilled and just loved this beautiful story. This year after telling my sister about it, I ordered it for her. She was as thrilled to watch it as we were! It is a lovely and underrated Christmas story and I wish it would get more air-play. The final outcome of the movie is a dream come true for many of the characters that the audience can identify with. It is a touching and comedic story causing us to both laugh and cry. I, for one, surely wish it would become a "Christmas Classic." THANK YOU TCM
              YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!

               
              5.0

              "Don't miss this one!"

              By Doreen

              from North Port, Florida

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Excellent
              • Family Entertainment
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original
              • Repeatable
              • Timeless

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Educational
                • Perfect Gift
                • Special Needs

                Comments about this product:

                I have this on my DVR & repeatedly watch it. I thought my mother & sister would enjoy it. I gave it to them for Christmas and they love it too!

                 
                5.0

                A great holiday story.

                By Andy

                from West Bend, WI

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  This is a great Christmas story that also happens to be a love story with lots of comedy. A perfect pick-me-up "feel Good" movie at Christmas time or any time.

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By rosebud

                  from detroit, MI

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    Very entertaining!

                     
                    5.0

                    Would recomend to all family movie goers

                    By WhitewolfNoami

                    from Northern California

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Entertaining

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift

                      Comments about this product:

                      This was a gift and our family loves all the old classic Christmas movies!

                       
                      4.0

                      Heart warming

                      By R.B.

                      from Plattsburgh, N.Y.

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Love the movie. I wish it was in color.

                         
                        5.0

                        Good clean fun

                        By Babs

                        from Dallas, Ga.

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          At home, with young viewers. Funny and good actors.

                           
                          5.0

                          Adorable older movie with Gayle Storm

                          By Pam

                          from Holiday Hills, Illinois

                          About Me Movie Buff

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Funny And Such Great Nost
                          • Original

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Fun And Laughs
                          • Perfect Gift

                          Comments about this product:

                          Very cute movie with Gayle Storm from "My Little Margie". Loved the whole movie. Good nostalgia. Brings your spirits up!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great movie

                          By Bluegrass Hillbilly

                          from Poplar Bluff, MO

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about this product:

                            This is a fun, happy movie to watch!

                             
                            5.0

                            A Christymas Classic

                            By Brown Dirt Cowboy

                            from Colton, CA

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home
                              • In The Car
                              • Perfect Gift
                              • Travel
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              I bought this Christmas Classic to share with my wife and grandchildren. This is an outstanding Christmas film. They don't make them like this anymore.

                               
                              5.0

                              Enjoyable

                              By Southwest Ruth

                              from Peoria AZ

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                An enjoyable movie to watch at Christmas time with the whole family.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Love it! Always have, always will!

                                By Janie

                                from Boise, ID

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Heart warming
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adult Viewers
                                  • At Home
                                  • Perfect Gift
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  It is a family tradition to begin watching Holiday/Christmas related movies while enjoying our Thanksgiving desert. Loved this movie the first time TCM introduced it! So pleased to include it in my personal Holiday inventory.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A good movie for the times

                                  By Sam Flicker

                                  from Red Hook, NY

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Original

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adult Viewers
                                    • At Home

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    It was a warm holiday movie that was unfortunately released at the wrong time of the year. It was a good story that reflected the problems of GIs after WW2, and demonstrated the kind of getup and go spirit that was needed at that time when there was limited housing and employment.

                                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Good for children

                                    By Penelope Penworthy

                                    from Pulaski, VA

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Cinematography

                                    Cons

                                    • Disappointing
                                    • Poor Plot Development
                                    • Unoriginal

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home
                                    • In The Car
                                    • Travel
                                    • Younger Viewers

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    The plot is a well-worn one of someone pretending to be somebody that they aren't. They use this ploy so as to fit-in with folks of a lower class. This could have been where sitcoms, from the 50's through the 60's got their ideas for numerous, main character, embarrassing moments. The only problem is, this sitcom runs about an hour too long, to be interesting or funny.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again.

                                    By Ely

                                    from Phoenix, Az

                                    About Me Casual Viewer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • En
                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home

                                      Comments about this product:

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