New York Film Locations

It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

Last Updated: Oct 2014

A homeless man named McKeever (Victor Moore) has a yearly ritual of taking over the boarded-up home of local millionaire Michael J. O’Connor (Charles Ruggles). However, he takes pity on a man recently cast out on his ear and opens the home to others who have lost their way. When O’Connor’s daughter, Trudy (Gale Storm) discovers the set-up she fakes a life of poverty to stay in the house, eventually coercing O’Connor himself to masquerade and see what’s going on in his home.

otsoNY Comments: Although there are references given to New York City, such as 5th Avenue, Central Park and the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, all interiors were shot on a sound stage.

2 East 79th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


Times Square (Broadway, 7th Avenue, West 42nd and 47th Streets) Manhattan.


Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (btw East 49th & 50th Street) Manhattan.


Indian Hunter Statue, Central Park, Manhattan.



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