MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,312 this week

You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 October 1948 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 422 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne,... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(written for the screen by), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 28 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 16 Dec 2013
 
MP
a list of 30 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

You Gotta Stay Happy (1948) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of You Gotta Stay Happy.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart
Firecreek (1968)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy
Rose-Marie (1936)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen
Comedy | Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon
Certificate: Passed Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
Harvey (1950)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A newspaper reporter specializes in murder cases, and we see him working on one of them. But this time there's a surprise ending to it.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Bullets Baker
...
Ralph Tutwiler
Willard Parker ...
Henry Benson
Percy Kilbride ...
Mr. Racknell
Porter Hall ...
Mr. Caslon
Marcy McGuire ...
Georgia Goodrich
Arthur Walsh ...
Milton Goodrich
...
Dick Hebert
Paul Cavanagh ...
Dr. Blucher
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Martin
Fritz Feld ...
Pierre
Stanley Prager ...
Jack Samuels
Frank Jenks ...
Carnival Man
Edit

Storyline

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The screen has never been happier. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Conquista da Felicidade  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,673,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Robert Rockwell. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Blucher: It's perfect natural for a girl to have doubts before getting married. In your case, certainly it isn't surprising; after all, you've been engaged six times.
Ralph Tutwiler: [interrupting] Officially; if you want the unofficial total, you'll need an adding machine.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delightful Screwball Comedy
26 November 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, the spoiled Diana "Dee Dee" Dillwood (Joan Fontaine) is an indecisive millionaire that has broken with her various fiancées. Her uncle and her psychiatrist convince Diana to get married with Henry Benson (Willard Parker) and they go to a fancy hotel. Meanwhile the pilot Marvin "Marv" Payne (James Stewart), who owns an air flight company with two old airplanes with his friend Bullets Baker (Eddie Albert), lodges in the wedding suite on the next door of Dee Dee and Henry expecting to rest to fly to California on the next morning. Dee Dee flees from the wedding night and hides in Marv's room. She uses a strong sleeping pill and on the next morning, she does not wake up. Marv and Bullets take her to the airport and she convinces them to take her to California with them and a chimpanzee; a soppy couple that has just married; an embezzler with a wallet full of money; a coffin with a body; and frozen seafood. After a storm, passenger and crew are stranded in a farm of a hospitable family where Dee Dee learns that the she will find her true love when she kisses the right man.

"You Gotta Stay Happy" is a delightful screwball comedy with James Stewart and Jean Fontaine that show wonderful chemistry. I saw this movie yesterday and I laughed a lot with the funny situations, especially when the poor Marv wants to sleep and is interrupted many times. It is amazing how Hollywood does not present a tribute to Jean Fontaine (96), to her sister Olivia de Havilland (97), to Maureen O'Hara (90) and to Lauren Bacall (89) and any other actor or actress from the Golden Age still alive in the Oscar ceremony. Ms. Lauren Bacall is still filming but it would be heartwarming to see Ms. Jean Fontaine, Ms. Olivia de Havilland and Ms. Maureen O'Hara reunited again, after all those years. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Not Available


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss You Gotta Stay Happy (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?