It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Movie Summary

While rich businessman Mike O’Connor resides in Virginia, his luxury townhouse in New York City appears vacant. However, drifter Aloysius “Mac” McKeever has been staying there. Mac invites Jim, an unemployed veteran who has just been evicted from a building owned by O’Connor, to stay at the house without revealing he’s squatting. When O’Connor’s daughter shows up as well, she falls for Jim and tries to help him.

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2021 Dates, Times, and Channels

12/04/21 – 5:45pm on TCM
12/23/21 – 8:00pm on TCM
12/25/21 – 3:45pm on TCM

Available to stream on HBO Max

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the Turner Movie Classics Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

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Cast Includes

Charles Ruggles (Michael J. O’Conner), Ann Harding (Mary O’Conner), Victor Moore (Aloysius T. McKeever), Don DeFore (Jim Bullock), Gale Storm (Trudy O’Conner), Grant Mitchell (Farrow), Edward Brophy (Cecil Felton), Alan Hale Jr. (Whitey Temple), Dorothea Kent (Margie Temple), Cathy Carter (Alice)

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2 thoughts on “It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

  • December 15, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    I love this movie and watch it every year like It’s a wonderful life, I wish when people review they would have watched instead of getting it wrong like I’ve read different sites. It’s a sweet, wonderful movie, heartwarming and sweet. I love each actor in it.

    • October 12, 2022 at 5:51 PM

      This is the best christmas movie ever. Also the bishops wife is close

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