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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)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (43)
  • Engaging characters (41)
  • Original (25)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (6)

Cons

  • Disappointing (4)
  • Poor plot development (4)
  • Unoriginal (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (43)
  • Perfect gift (24)
  • Adult viewers (17)
  • Younger viewers (17)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (32), Casual viewer (14), Avid moviegoer (6)

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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.

     
    4.0

    It Happened on 5th Avenue

    By Mona

    from St. Cloud, MN

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about this product:

      This is a comedy. Victor Moore leads the multiple cast.

      I read all 51 reviews before I entered mine. Let me address some of these issues. TCM introduced this movie to the audience in 2013, I think.

      COLOR - Only BIG budget films were filmed in color before 1966 when color film became cost effective. It was filmed in Black & White! This movie was copyrighted in 1947 before releasing to the theaters. If you think you saw color on your television, it must have been a rare colorized version. It is not available in DVD. I keep reading this complaint on many other movies! Grow up children, you are spoiled brats. Learn what life was like before advanced technology.

      SHIPPING - It depends upon what time of year that you order! Never depend on the Christmas Rush season for packages to arrive on time. When I order from TCM, I give six to eight weeks for delivery even in non-rush season. I have never been disappointed by TCM by my timeline, even for "not in stock" items.

      IT - Happened, one reviewer did not get it. The "it" was the homeowner rekindling a romance with his wife. The "it" was his daughter found her romance with one of the tenants living in the mansion. Some people can be dense in perception of a story.

      PLOT - Overworked in the 50's and 60's, the rich trying to blend into the poor. This was late 40's and there was a housing shortage and unemployment for the WWII veterans, fact. So, the plot concept was new then. Please pay attention to history, do not mix decades.

      1967 - This in when my father purchased a color television, terribly expensive at that time. I had seen black & white TV for nearly 15 years, even I at that time saw color because I was used to B&W. Furthermore, most movie theaters showed black & white films. It was a rare to see a color movie. My first, was "Gone With The Wind". They re-released it every 5 years back then. So, "Get Real", very old slang.

      SUBJECT - This is a rare film which TCM revived for their audience. Just appreciate the DVD copy. Thank you in advance to readers, just appreciate.

       
      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

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Verified Buyer

                            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

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