100 YEARS OF MOVIES Series: Holiday Classics You Haven't Seen

It Happened on Fifth Avenue is a heartwarming comedy set in New York City during the Christmas season. Victor Moore plays Aloysius T. McKeever, a genial homeless man whose clever resourcefulness has sustained him for years. Every winter when millionaire businessman Michael J. O'Connor (Charles Ruggles) vacates his Fifth Avenue mansion until springtime, Aloysius moves in and lives like a king until O'Connor's return. Aloysius usually operates alone, but this time out he begins taking in an unplanned assortment of other down-on-their-luck guests who soon turn the O'Connor mansion into a high-end flophouse. Complications arise when O'Connor's rebellious daughter Trudy (Gale Storm) comes home unannounced without revealing her true identity. When she falls in love with one of the "guests", Jim (Don DeFore), she persuades her stubborn father to come to the house incognito and meet the man she intends to marry.

USA | 1947 | 1h 55m
Directed by Roy del Ruth
Starring Don DeFore, Charles Ruggles, Gale Storm, Victor Moore

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December's 100 Years of Movies screenings are
generously sponsored by Turner Classic Movies





This series presents films from every decade the Strand has been in operation, chosen for how they represented the filmmaking style and perspectives of their time. The films were curated by Alicia Malone, a host on Turner Classic Movies; and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod, also a film historian. December's films will be introduced by Malone.

Show Dates & Times:

12/17/23 - Sunday

2:00 pm,

TICKETS available at the box office 30 min. prior to show time

$8/ General Admission Matinee
$7/ Strand Members

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