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It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Richard Whorf and produced by Jack Cummings.

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Musical Monday: It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

on Jan 14, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: It Happened in Brooklyn?(194... Read full article


Day 17 – River Cruising + It Happened in Brooklyn (1947)

By Beatrice on Aug 2, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Spent a relaxing day and managed to snag a new-to-me movie, Richard Whorf?s musical?It Happened in Brooklyn. ?Frank Sinatra thinks he will find all the confidence he lacks when he comes home from War to his beloved Brooklyn. ?He does eventually but it takes the help of equally disheartened Jimmy Dur... Read full article


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Danny Webson Miller: Why is anyone in love with anyone?
Nick Lombardi: There's a lot of reasons like, for example, you like her eyes or something.


Nurse: When I see you out making a friend, then I believe you're from Brooklyn.


Nick Lombardi: A girl is what you should get first. Then if you don't get anything else, you've still got her.


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Throughout Frank Sinatra's early career much was made of the fact that he was very skinny. They make a little fun of his weight in this movie. During the song "I Believe" in the gym Frank walks up a teeter-totter and, when he reaches the high end, it remains up until 'Jimmy Durante' tosses him a baseball. When he catches the baseball the high end descends, implying that the baseball weighed more than Frank.
Piano music was played by unseen 17-year-old André Previn, who had joined MGM's music department not long before this movie was made.
In this film, Frank Sinatra introduced the now standard "Time After Time", which charted at #17 in 1947. It was later re recorded, by Frank, in 1959 as the B side to "French Foreign Legion". In 1960, Frankie Ford's rendition of the song charted at #75 US. Interestingly, that version fared much better than all, in Brooklyn, reaching NYC's Top 10. In 1966, Chris Montez' version peaked at #36 US.
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