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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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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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The last official Marx Brothers film. See more »

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The theatre's name changes from the Windsor to the Century and then back to the Windsor. See more »

Quotes

Mike Johnson: But, baby! I know it's your birthday, but this is important.
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Referenced in The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993) See more »

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Polonaise in A Flat, Op. 53
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Chico Marx on piano
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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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