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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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Ilona Massey ...
Madame Egelichi
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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 ...
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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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Comedy | Crime | Musical

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3 March 1950 (USA)  »

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Blonde Heaven  »

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Trivia

During the chase scene near the end, Harpo Marx hides behind several signs advertising various popular products of the day ("Wheaties," "Bulova watches," etc.), apparently because producer Lester Cowan was running out of money. Although highly unusual at the time, MPAA head Joseph I. Breen responded to complaints that they had no power to withhold approval of a film because it contained commercial advertising. See more »

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

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Mike Johnson: I don't want any sardines. I'm not throwing a bare turkey on the stage.
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Referenced in The Way We Were (1973) See more »

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Willow Weep for Me
(1949)
by Ann Ronell
Danced by Vera-Ellen (uncredited) and men's chorus
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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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