It Happened on Fifth Avenue: Christmas in July Blogathon 2021

Hello, friends!

We’re almost done with the eighth annual Christmas in July Blogathon. But before we can finish, it wouldn’t be a Christmas in July Blogathon without Rob from MovieRob! If you don’t know Rob, where have you been?! Rob has reviewed literally thousands of films on his blog. With that kind of catalog, you are going to find something to like on his site. Also, Rob has a new podcast – The Great Escape Minute! The Great Escape Minute Podcast can be found at Follow the Podcast on Twitter, @GreatEscapeMxM, join its Facebook Group, The Cooler, or contact them via email at But for this blogathon, Rob is reviewing It Happened on Fifth Avenue. The stage is yours, Rob.

“The essence of big business, gentlemen, is never put one worry ahead of another.” – Aloysius T. McKeever

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two homeless men occupy the deserted home of a millionaire while he spends the winter down south.

My Take on it – This is a film that I had never heard of before coming across it while seeking out a movie to watch for this blogathon that I’ve participated in ever since its inception.

I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this film was and that has much to do with the way that they develop these characters in such fun and unique ways.

The film has such a great message that rings true throughout and the way that many of the characters masquerade as members of different class system.

The cast is great and help keep things so enjoyable along the way due to the way they all act throughout.

The chemistry between these characters is amazing to watch and the way that things play out is great to watch.

This film was directed by Roy Del Ruth and he does a wonderful job with this inspirational story, but I was disappointed to hear that Frank Capra originally planned to make this film but decided to make It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) instead.

It’s too bad that he couldn’t save this for his next project afterwards because this kind of story is right up his alley.

The Christmas scene definitely stands out here and helps make the story even more poignant to watch due to the theme sand message of the story which stand out so boldly throughout the film but especially during that scene.

The film does a nice job blending in comedy and romance into the story in a very plausible way.

The dialogue is superb and helps move things along in a very powerful way.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first production of Allied Artists Pictures, the “A” picture division of Monogram Pictures. The film went thirty percent over budget. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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As for who Rob is inviting to our party, he is inviting the smart, the talented, the lovely Natalie Portman.

Thanks for joining in as always, Rob!

Tomorrow has two entries for the blogathon, the first coming from my Ultimate Decades Blogathon partner in crime.

Until next time, cheers!

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