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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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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
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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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A Conquista da Felicidade  »

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$1,673,000 (estimated)
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The leather jacket James Stewart wore for much of the film is the same one he wore when he was flying mission during World War II. 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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Decent little comedy
31 May 2003 | by (Ky.) – See all my reviews

Well, this wasn't "It Happened One Night" but, the plot line was similar. Rich girl (Joan Fontaine) secretly hops aboard a transport plane to escape a loveless marriage. Jimmy Stewart, the pilot, finds her and is annoyed to have a pretty girl hiding on board. In Hollywood guys always get mad finding a pretty stowaway, yeah, right. Anyhow, after a plane crash and lots of hanging around, nature takes over ... and you know... Actually, I enjoyed it. A little escapist comedy, that managed to entertain. Eddie Albert is good too, as Stewart's side-kick. I'd rank it a respectable 6 1/2. Also, Fontaine is as always, very feminine.


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