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It Happened in Brooklyn

  • Comedy
  • Musical
  • 1947
  • Richard Whorf
  • 102 mins
  • U

Summary

Musical starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson and Jimmy Durante. An American GI returns home from overseas and gets mixed up with a schoolteacher and an English aristocrat, who has been sent to Brooklyn to get a taste of the real world.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

It happened to Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson, reunited after Anchors Aweigh (and again in the following year's The Kissing Bandit, to lesser success) in as lightweight a piece of fluff as you're ever likely to see. The great Jimmy Durante virtually stops the show in a fabulous duet with Sinatra called The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart ("Don't work cheap!" enjoins the Schnozzle), and Grayson stops the movie in slightly different manner with a chunk from Delibes's opera Lakmé. Frankie gets to introduce an all-time classic, Sammy Cahn's Time after Time, and his buddy Peter Lawford knocks off a sweet swing version of Whose Baby Are You?. The piano work is that of a very young André Previn, and Gloria Grahame's in there, too. All that was really needed was a decent director and Technicolor, but MGM was on one of its economy drives. As it is, it's just a jolly little musical movie.

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Credits

Cast

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Danny Webson MillerFrank Sinatra
Anne FieldingKathryn Grayson
Nick LombardiJimmy Durante
Jamie ShellgrovePeter Lawford
NurseGloria Grahame
Rae JakobiMarcy McGuire
Digby JohnAubrey Mather
Mrs KardosTamara Shayne
Leo KardosBilly Roy
Johnny O'BrienBobby Long
Police sergeantWilliam Haade
Canon GreenLumsden Hare

Crew

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DirectorRichard Whorf

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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