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The film states it is New York City in 1936 and East Baltimore around 1928, but it was filmed on the backlot of Universal Studios, and KEHE studios in California the sets were remarkable and a great deal of work went into making it look like 1936 and 1928. Realizing this movie was filmed on a studio made it a little clearer how they could incorporate cars and horses on one street at least in 1972.Working on a set gave them more freedom to work with; they did not have to worry too much about safety. In addition to operating on a set, it gave them the chance to manipulate many their scenes. They could make it day or night anytime that they choose to and did not always have to depend on the sun. Many of their scenes were filmed inside, so they used plenty of soft lights and shadows. Some of the shots in the film seemed dark and could have been brighter, and I thought that when the movie came out on DVD they would have enhanced it from its original version, but maybe they did not want to change any aspects of the picture.