Happy Go Lucky (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  4 January 1943 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Marjory Stuart
Pete Hamilton
Bubbles Hennessy
Wally Case
Alfred Monroe
Mabel Paige ...
Mrs. Smith
Eric Blore ...
Mr. Smith
Rita Christiani ...
Rita Christiani
Sir Lancelot ...
Calypso Singer


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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Release Date:

4 January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caçadora de Marido  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Let's Get Lost
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Mary Martin
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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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