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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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New Musical Girlesque!!!

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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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Love Happy
(1949)
by Ann Ronell
Sung during the opening credits by Marion Hutton (uncredited) with chorus and danced by Vera-Ellen (uncredited)
Dance reprise by Paul Valentine (uncredited)
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cheerful title for a sad movie...
29 March 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Yes, this movie is sad; it's the end of an era. Bye bye, Marx Brothers; over half a century later, you still haven't been topped.

However, this movie is not sad in the sense of being pathetic. There's still some laughs here, and on balance, I think this is better than some of the previous Marx efforts ("A Night in Casablanca" and "At the Circus" in particular). Harpo is quite charming (who's not a Harpo fan?), and I remember finding the Central Park scene quite touching. The rooftop chase is a blast, too. Granted, those two scenes are standouts and the rest of the movie is weaker in comparison, but I never found it painfully weak.

Let's put it this way; even mediocre Marx is still okay by me.


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