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Happiness Ahead (1934)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy, Romance | 27 October 1934 (USA)
Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.

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Henry Bradford
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Tom
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Chuck
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Anna
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Josie
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Bradford
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'Jellie' Travis
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Jim Meehan
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Travis
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Window Washer Boss
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Bob's Comedienne Friend
Mary Russell ...
Bob's Friend at the Pekin
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Mrs. Davis - the Landlady
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Storyline

Joan's parents want her to marry young Travis, but Joan has no interest in him. So on New Years Eve, she goes out to a club where she meets Bob. Things click and she rents an apartment in the city so that she can date Bob and he will not know that she is RICH. He works for the Peerless Window Cleaners, but hopes to soon have his own window cleaning company. The problems between Bob and Joan start when he see's Joan getting a check from an older man and also finds that she does not stay in her apartment after he drops her off. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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27 October 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boldogság a láthatáron  »

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Trivia

According to the Hollywood Reporter's April 22, 1935 issue the Acme Window Cleaning Co. sued Warner Brothers for the use of the names Acme Window Cleaning Co. and Peerless Window Cleaning Co. Because the Acme company in the film was portrayed as unscrupulous, the real Acme Co. asked $100,000 in damages. The outcome of the suit has not been determined. See more »

Quotes

Bob Lane: [angrily to Joan as he leaves] You know, I'm pretty goodabout that cheating business myself! And all that junk I fed you about being in love with ya was just a lot of conversation! Give me a buzzz if you want some windows washed! I'm goin' into business! You know, you may not look so bad from the outside!
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Crazy Credits

Quite unusually for this era, there's a short pre-credit sequence: a complete refrain of the title song is sung before the main title card is shown. The First National logo zooms toward us out of clouds (just as the WB logo more familiarly does) then Dick Powell is superimposed over the same clouds singing "Happiness Ahead" directly to us. See more »

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Version of Love and Learn (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Music for The Three Chrystalites skaters
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6 October 1998 | by (elizabeth, new jersey) – See all my reviews

Cute little movie with Dick Powell, Frank Mchugh. Any movie Dick Powell sings in is alright with me.


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