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Tenth Avenue Angel (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 20 February 1948 (USA)
Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Angna Enters (story), Eleanore Griffin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret O'Brien ... Flavia Mills
Angela Lansbury ... Susan Bratten
George Murphy ... Steve Abbutt
Phyllis Thaxter ... Helen Mills
Warner Anderson ... Joseph Mills
Rhys Williams ... Blind Mac
Barry Nelson ... Al Parker
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Murphy
Tom Trout Tom Trout ... Daniel Oliver Madson
Richard Tyler Richard Tyler ... Jimmy Madson (as Dickie Tyler)
Henry Blair ... Rad Ardley
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Parole Officer
Richard Lane ... Street Vendor
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Storyline

Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is approached by his old associates. When Flavia discovers the truth about Steve, she loses all faith in her family and in God, and it will take a miracle to restore Flavia's belief and Steve out of trouble. Written by Kathy Li

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Thrilling story of people who love and live in the shadow of Gangland!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La calle de los sueños See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,791,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed between March 11 and May 15, 1946, with retakes shot in April 1947, the movie was held back until its nationwide release on February 20, 1948. Moreover, the picture was not given a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

Goofs

There was never an elevated subway line on Tenth Avenue. The closest was the Ninth Avenue Elevated Line (closed 1940). See more »

Quotes

Narrator-Visitor to Tenth Avenue: Hey, you! Will you keep out of the street!
Flavia Mills: Why? It's my street!
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Featured in Forecast (1945) See more »

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Nice movie
25 December 2006 | by Chaser101See all my reviews

One user comment contains an error that should be rectified. The character of Steve, played by George Murphy, is not the child's (Flavia's) father. His original relationship to the family is unclear, but he's a potential uncle, and the point is that he is a big favorite of this little girl's. Flavia's father appears early in the film, very briefly. He appears to be a music teacher. Steve is unmarried, and one of the major themes in the movie concerns whether he and Susan (the unbelievably pretty Angela Landsbury) can build up a life together after he has been released from prison.

Maybe my tolerance for smaltz is higher, I don't find the film to be that cheezy or obvious. It's hard for children to know the difference between fact and fiction, how fiction is often truer in spirit than facts, and how stories help get us through rotten times. (If you notice, Flavia's mother uses stories mostly to console the child).

Christmas stories are supposed to be schamltzy, aren't they?


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