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You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 October 1948 (USA)
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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 »

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

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28 October 1948 (USA)  »

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$1,673,000 (estimated)
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If the scenes at Newark Airport were not filmed on location then Rampart Productions/Universal International went to great pains to reconstruct the old "barn," and to add the process shots of the Newark skyline. All was exactly as things looked back in 1948. See more »

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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.
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post-war screwball comedy
1 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Though screwball comedies like Bringing Up Baby and It Happened One Night had run their cycle by World Way II, Universal was persuaded to try it again with this frothy story about runaway heiress Fontaine escaping her stuffy groom for the charms of pilot Jimmy Stewart who is running a shoestring flying service. Stewart's finesse with this genre shows as does Eddie Albert's as yet another snappy best friend. Fontaine is more sweet than brittle with a comedic line, but thanks to a great supporting cast like Porter Hall, Roland Young, Percy Kilbride, and a cigar-smoking chimp,You Gotta works pretty well. The frantic pace relaxes more than it should when the cast gets airborne, but this is a very entertaining film of its kind with more than a few laughs.


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