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Love Happy (1949)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Musical  -  3 March 1950 (USA)
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The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.

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Harpo (as The Marx Brothers)
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Faustino (as The Marx Brothers)
Ilona Massey ...
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Maggie Phillips
Marion Hutton ...
Bunny Dolan
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Alphonse Zoto
Melville Cooper ...
Throckmorton
Paul Valentine ...
Mike Johnson
Leon Belasco ...
Mr. Lyons
Eric Blore ...
Mackinaw
Bruce Gordon ...
Hannibal Zoto
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Young hopefuls trying to stage a Broadway show on a shoestring are sustained with food by expert shoplifter Harpo. They little suspect that his donations include the special sardine can hiding the Romanoff diamonds! Slinky Madame Egelichi and her henchmen will do anything to get them back, but the Marx Brothers lead them a merry chase. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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New Musical Girlesque!!!

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Blonde Heaven  »

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Since The Marx Brothers is credited first in the opening set of credits, but is not in the more comprehensive end credits, it is listed first in the IMDb cast list, as required by IMDb policy on cast ordering. See more »

Goofs

Faustino's response when he asks Harpo to "Clear your head" See more »

Quotes

Mike Johnson: Could you love a heel that's been repaired?
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Referenced in This Year's Blonde (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Love Song" (1898) (uncredited)
Written by Victor Herbert
Performed by Chico Marx on piano and Leon Belasco on violin
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The Marx Brothers may seem stale, but Vera-Ellen sparkles...
21 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Marx brothers shtik is on its last legs in this one. Some production trivia mentioned in the Turner Classic Movies airing suggest that 'Love Happy' was intended to be a Harpo vehicle, but the backers weren't going to unless Groucho and Chico were also in. A lot of the Marx vaudeville formula is evident and may seem a bit worn, but Harpo still gets me with his crazy mime and charades. He has a scene with Chico that is pretty comical. The REAL gem in 'Love Happy' is Vera-Ellen's Sadie Thompson dance number. Man, that chic could really move it on high-heels. Wow!


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