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Plot Description in It Happened on Fifth Avenue Intro Pretty Far from Reality


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Victor Moore doesn't "stumble upon" the mansion at the beginning of the movie as Ben Mankewicz said; he's been coming there for years. And the owners don't "return home unexpectedly"; the estranged mother and father are actually both invited there by the daughter and must pretend they're homeless. It would be nice if whoever writes these things actually watched the movies they're writing about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Victor Moore doesn't "stumble upon" the mansion at the beginning of the movie as Ben Mankewicz said; he's been coming there for years. And the owners don't "return home unexpectedly"; the estranged mother and father are actually both invited there by the daughter and must pretend they're homeless. It would be nice if whoever writes these things actually watched the movies they're writing about!

Yeah, it makes you wonder if they watched another film.

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I go straight from TCM's mistakes to this review on vulture.com, that gets the plot points correct but misidentifies cast members, saying the daughter was played by ANN HARDING!

A great Christmas movie that not enough people talk about, It Happened on Fifth Avenue opens with the homeless sage Aloysius T. McKeever (Victor More) moving, as he does every Christmas season, into the luxurious Manhattan home of vacationing tycoon Michael J. O’Connor (Charles Ruggles). From there the film keeps piling on the complications as it breaks down the divide between the haves and the have-nots. McKeever is soon joined by a displaced World War II vet (Don DeFore) and O’Connor’s daughter Mary (Ann Harding), who doesn’t let on that she’s loaded and knows the house even better than those squatting there.

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1 hour ago, sewhite2000 said:

I go straight from TCM's mistakes to this review on vulture.com, that gets the plot points correct but misidentifies cast members, saying the daughter was played by ANN HARDING!

A great Christmas movie that not enough people talk about, It Happened on Fifth Avenue opens with the homeless sage Aloysius T. McKeever (Victor More) moving, as he does every Christmas season, into the luxurious Manhattan home of vacationing tycoon Michael J. O’Connor (Charles Ruggles). From there the film keeps piling on the complications as it breaks down the divide between the haves and the have-nots. McKeever is soon joined by a displaced World War II vet (Don DeFore) and O’Connor’s daughter Mary (Ann Harding), who doesn’t let on that she’s loaded and knows the house even better than those squatting there.

Ann Harding definitely did not play the daughter in this movie. 

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