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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 ...
Hannibal Zoto
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Grunion's Client
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Musical

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3 March 1950 (USA)  »

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Blonde Heaven  »

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(Western Electric Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When Harpo is being searched by the Zoto Brothers, and they're pulling things out of his coat, a mailbox is pulled out with the name "Moss Kaufman" on it. This is a play (no pun intended) on the playwrights, Kaufman and Hart (George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart). Kaufman collaborated on both THE COCOANUTS and ANIMAL CRACKERS for the Marx Brothers. Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman wrote THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER in which the character Banjo is based upon Harpo Marx. 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

Detective Sam Grunion, narrator of the story: Here's another Broadway hopeful: Faustino the Great. For 20 years he was an organ grinder with a monkey. Then one day the monkey went on strike. He wanted shorter hours and longer bananas.
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The Marx Brothers' Last Film: Still Good!
1 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I always thought that if I had to pick a worst film of the Marxes, that this would be it. But, can I ever say I dislike a movie with Groucho, Harpo, and Chico (and sometimes Zeppo) in it? Hell no! Before I first saw it years ago, I never heard of it before that and was really glad that I did, and had to see it. When I finally saw it, I wasn't disappointed, considering it was their very last official film together. Most of every comedy team's last films aren't as good as they used to be, but so what! Enjoy the chance to see them one last time! Recommended to any Marx Bros. fan!

By the way, note Groucho's mustache and eyebrows in this. They're not the classic grease-paint, he was working on "You Bet Your Life" at the time, and ditched the fake ones.


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