It Happened On 5th Avenue

It Happened On 5th Avenue

Byr Roy Del Ruth

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 2014-09-01
  • Rate: Unrated
  • Lenght: 1h 54min
  • Director: Roy Del Ruth
  • Producer: Roy Del Ruth Productions
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 2.99
From 50 Certification


Each Christmas, an industrial tycoon and his family travel from New York City to Florida to spend the holiday season in the sun, and while they are gone, a philosophical homeless man takes up residence in the millionaire's Fifth Avenue mansion. Letting himself in through a hole in the fence, he puts on designer clothes, smokes expensive cigars, eats gourmet food, and opens up the townhouse to his homeless friends so that they, too, can share in the holiday spirit. When the real homeowner's daughter returns to NYC early and discovers the house has been taken over, the homeless haven is in danger of disappearing forever. However, the warmhearted nature of the homeless intruders reinvigorates the unhappy wealthy family, and everyone succumbs to the true spirit of Christmas. Starring Victor Moore ("Swing Time," "The Seven Year Itch"), Academy Award-nominee Ann Harding ("Holiday," "When Ladies Meet") and Emmy Award-nominee Charles Ruggles ("Bringing Up Baby," "The Parent Trap").



  • Sweet Christmas fun!

    By scoopsimm
    Stumbled upon this movie several years ago and I love it. Good, clean fun and a great message. The actors are wonderful and the movie is all what Christmas means to me - loving others and enjoying the time together.
  • New Holiday Favorite

    By Bill A60
    We love old classic Christmas movies. We stumbled on the old gem and absolutely loved it. It is as refreshing as Christmas in Connecticut or White Christmas.
  • Love

    By ooGloryoo
    My mom and I watch this movie, every year at Christmas. It’s a must see, any time of the year really. Pure love, pure joy.
  • Unsung Holiday Classic

    By JCam418
    I watch this every year around the holidays. Comedic cases of mistaken identities. Hobo moves into a rich man’s nyc fifth ave home when the wealthy leave for the winter. Post WWII soldier down on his luck is taken in by the Hobo now staying in the mansion. Millionaire’s daughter shows up and hijinks ensue. Movie buffs will recognize the rich man as the grandfather from the original “Parent Trap.”
  • An unknown favorite

    By JourneyFootprints
    This is one of my favorite Christmas movies!!!
  • Underrated Classic

    By emb
    Is working toward becoming one of my favorite Christmas movies. Exceptionally well written and the acting is wonderful!!
  • An all time favorite!

    By TBH IMO...
    Heartwarming & many lovable characters in this movie!! A must see!!!
  • Charlie steals the show!

    By Robin in Vermont
    This is a sweet — and sometimes silly -- holiday film about an oddball group of homeless people, and how they come to be together in a ‘borrowed’ house over the holidays. The star of the show is Charles Ruggles, who’s character’s refined and wacky philosophy, teaches a lesson in living life simply while hurting no one, and leaving things just as you found them. His quiet dignity at the end of the film is charming. It’s not a great film, it’s no “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” but it is an entertaining one that we enjoy watching every year. (Note: pay attention to the incongruous blackened eye brows on Ruggles and Harding. It’s kind of fun to watch them appear and disappear!)
  • SO funny and great!!

    By LayinItDown4ya
    this is my new favorite xmas/new year movie. add this to your xmas movie list and it will be your FAVORITE holiday movie too! NOT dramatic, great for kids and family very heartwarming too! you will not regret it.
  • It Happened on 5th Avenue

    By usalf
    Actually I love this movie. It is old school charming and a treat to watch during the Christmas season. My reason for only 1 star is not a reflection on the movie but rather a statement against the iTunes Store. I have rented movies here before without a problem but for some reason this movie won't even play in iTunes let alone my device. I think I will stick to Amazon in the future when renting movies.