Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven
Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (released as The Girl from Texas in the United Kingdom) is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by William Castle and starring Guy Madison and Diana Lynn. It is based on the 1943 novel Eddie and The Archangel Mike by Barry Benefield.
|Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven|
|Directed by||William Castle|
|Produced by||Robert Golden|
|Screenplay by||Lewis Meltzer|
|Story by||Barry Benefield|
("Eddie and the Archangel Mike")
|Music by||Arthur Lange|
|Cinematography||William C. Mellor|
|Edited by||James E. Newcom|
Robert S. Golden Productions
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Budget||nearly $1 million|
Eddie Tayloe (Madison) is a reporter assigned to the Ft. Worth desk of a Dallas newspaper, and as the two neighboring cities are feuding, therefore has nothing to do. He dreams of becoming a New York City playwright, and a small inheritance from his grandfather gives him his chance. Quitting his job, he begins the long drive. Picking up hitchhiker Perry Denklin (Lynn), also looking for fame and fortune in New York, he shares with her encounters with various eccentric characters. The big city does not work out for either of them, and when Eddie finds Perry working in a Coney Island girlie show, he pulls her out and they find happiness together, buying a ranch back in Texas.
- Guy Madison as Eddie Tayloe
- Diana Lynn as Perry Dunklin
- James Dunn as Mike
- Michael Chekhov as Gabbolian
- Florence Bates as Mandy
- Lionel Stander as Bellhop
- William Frawley as Agent
- Roscoe Karns as Carmody
- Margaret Hamilton as Ruby Cheever
- Irene Ryan as Opal Cheever
- Colin Campbell as MacWirther
- Clem Bevans as Capt. Bjorn
- Moyna Macgill as Pearl Cheever (as Moyna Magill)
- Audie Murphy as Copy Boy
With the film's July 1948 opening, a one-scene bit in the Dallas newspaper office as a copy boy marked the screen debut of World War II hero and future Western star Audie Murphy. His similarly small role in Beyond Glory had been filmed previously, but that production did not see release until September. Mary Grant designed the film's costumes.
- HOLLYWOOD DEALS: Prospects Brighten for United Artists -Budget Runs Wild and Other Matters By THOMAS F. BRADY HOLLYWOOD.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Feb 1948: X5.
- Gossett, Sue. The Films and Career of Audie Murphy. Empire Publishing. pp. 24–25. ISBN 0944019226.
- Gossett, pp. 22-25.
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- Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven at TCMDB
- Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
- Review of film at Variety