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Happy Go Lucky (1943)

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A gold-digger hopes to land a rich husband in Trinidad, but gets mixed up with a beach boy and voodoo.

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Marjory Stuart
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Pete Hamilton
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Bubbles Hennessy
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Wally Case
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Alfred Monroe
Mabel Paige ...
Mrs. Smith
Eric Blore ...
Betsman
Clem Bevans ...
Mr. Smith
Rita Christiani ...
Rita Christiani
Sir Lancelot ...
Calypso Singer
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To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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4 January 1943 (USA)  »

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Caçadora de Marido  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Pete Hamilton: With your charm and my conniving, there's nothing to worry about.
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Featured in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

"Sing a Tropical Song
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Sir Lancelot, Dick Powell and Eddie Bracken
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a pleasant tropical Island comedy
26 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Dick Powell is a completely relaxed Island Scavenger and his sidekick, Eddie Bracken, has a girl friend, Betty Hutton, who is fanatically crazy about him. Betty uses an energetic approach which would wear out three sidekicks. Dick's co-star, Mary Martin, flashes a great pair of legs in the show's stopper, "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay". I was only thirteen when I saw this show and I think she made a leg-man of me. Miss Martin has set out for the sole purpose of catching herself a millionaire, Rudy Vallee. Rudy does the rich shtick very well, through his nose, and is a fore-runner of Mister Howell of Gilligan's Island fame. The site is also somewhat familiar.

Mary Martin and Dick Powell make a healthy, handsome couple who are a pleasure to watch, giving an effortless performance. The movie was aptly named and was a thoroughly satisfactory piece of entertainment. But then, again, she was a fine looking lady in those days and maybe it was just adolescence. By the way, the picture is in really good color.


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