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It Happened in Brooklyn Details


It Happened in Brooklyn was released at a time when the mere mention of the eponymous New York borough elicited loud laughter and extended applause. Frank Sinatra stars as ex-GI Danny Webson Miller, who makes a sentimental journey to the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up. Danny moves in with an old pal, high school janitor Nick Lombardi (Jimmy Durante), then inaugurates a romance with music teacher Anne Fielding. He also resolves to turn stuffy uptowner Jamie Shelgrave (Peter Lawford) into a true "son of Flatbush." The plot thickens when Jamie himself falls for Anne and when Danny tries to secure a scholarship for Anne's prize pupil, Nick's granddaughter Rae (Marcy McGuire). Since MGM was giving Peter Lawford the big build-up, it is Jamie who ultimately wins Anne's heart, but Danny finds consolation with an old "goil friend" (Gloria Grahame). Musical highlights include Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante's imitations of one another in "The Song's Gotta Come From the Heart" and Sinatra's rendition of the standard-to-be "Time After Time". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Frank Sinatra
as Danny Webson Miller
Kathryn Grayson
as Anne Fielding
Peter Lawford
as Jamie Shellgrove
Jimmy Durante
as Nick Lombardi
Gloria Grahame
as Nurse
Marcy McGuire
as Rae Jakobi
Aubrey Mather
as Digby John
Billy Roy
as Leo Kardos
William Haade
as Police Sergeant
Lennie Bremen
as Corporal
Dick Wessel
as Cop
Lumsden Hare
as Canon Green
Al Hill
as Driver
William Tannen
as Captain
Bruce Cowling
as Soldier
Raymond Largay
as Mr. Dobson
Wilson Wood
as Fodderwing
Mitchell Lewis
as Printer


Richard Whorf
Jack Cummings
Isobel Lennart
Robert Planck
Johnny Green
Composer (Music Score)
Jack Donohue
Musical Direction/Supervision
Blanche Sewell
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Jack Donohue
Jack Dawn