It Happened On 5th Avenue DVD

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$9.98
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.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 115 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Roy Ruth
  • Cast: Don Defore , Ann Harding , Victor Moore
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Color: Black & White
  • Release Date: 1947

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4.44.4(65 reviews)See all 65 reviews
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65 Reviews
4.4

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NoneIt Happened On 5th Avenue DVD
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (52)
  • Engaging characters (49)
  • Original (31)
  • Great cinematography (10)
  • High production value (9)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • At home (50)
  • Perfect gift (29)
  • Adult viewers (20)
  • Younger viewers (18)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (39), Casual viewer (16), Avid moviegoer (7)

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5.0

Great Comedy

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from Canada

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • High Production Value
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about this product:

    Great movie for dialogue, comedy, humor, great acting from classic actors such as Don DeFore and Ann Harding who has aged beautifully in this movie. The plot is funny yet there is a classic message to get out of this movie, even if made in 1947.

     
    5.0

    A Feel Good Holiday Movie At It's Best!

    By 

    from New Haven, Connecticut

    About Me Casual Viewer

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    Pros

    • Black White
    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Moving
    • Original
    • Strong Message
    • Timeless

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Holiday Tradition
      • Keep Tissues Close By
      • Perfect Gift

      Comments about this product:

      I watch this movie every year at Christmas and love the mood and feeling the black and white movie achieves. The plot is not a deep one and can be enjoyed by all ages and the message is a strong one about happiness. I finally bought a copy for myself and gave a few for gifts so I can share my tradition.

       
      5.0

      I love this movie!

      By 

      from Ohio

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        I was so happy to see this movie available this year. I looked for it last year and couldn't find it. This year, I bought 2 copies for gifts.

         
        5.0

        5th Avenue romances...

        By 

        from Rockport, TX

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • High Production Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Travel

          Comments about this product:

          Superb quality but just what I have come to expect from TCM... Thank you TCM!

           
          5.0

          Great story

          By 

          from Cleveland, Ohio

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            I am giving this to my husband for Christmas. Once he found out about it being out in HD he kept dropping hints that he had to have it. He loves this movie and I know he will enjoy it for a very long time to come.

             
            5.0

            This is really a great old classic movie.

            By 

            from VA

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              This is a very heart warming and entertaining movie to watch anytime. I fell in love with Victor Moore, he is a really great actor.

               
              5.0

              Tugs At The Heartstrings

              By 

              from Missouri

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                One of my favorite holiday movies! Sweet, corny and filled with funny characters this movie Will bring a smile to your face!❤

                 
                5.0

                LOVE this movie!

                By 

                from Ontario, Canada

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                Comments about this product:

                It's got a great story line, while maintaining good humour throughout.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Heart warming Christmas movie

                By 

                from Toledo, OH

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about this product:

                  I Came across this movie for the first time a couple of years ago. I enjoy watching it each year.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  love this

                  By 

                  from Toronto Canada

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                  Pros

                  • Love Tcm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about this product:

                      I watch this several times a year

                       
                      5.0

                      It happened on 5th Avenue

                      By 

                      from Jacksonville, FL

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Perfect Gift

                        Comments about this product:

                        My family loves loves loves this movie. We watch it at least one a week.

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Cast Engaging Cast

                        By 

                        from Honolulu, HI

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          I watch this film twice a year. Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore great!

                           
                          3.0

                          'Not much' happened on 5th avenue

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                          from Neeses, SC.

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                          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 

                          from So California

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                          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.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            An Excellent Holiday Film!

                            By 

                            from Madison, WI

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                            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 

                              from Anderson, South Carolina

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                              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 

                                from bakersfield, ca

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                                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.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    AWESOME HOLIDAY MOVIE!

                                    By 

                                    from Scota, NY

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                                    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 

                                      from North Port, Florida

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                                      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 

                                        from West Bend, WI

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                                        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.

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