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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  3 September 1951 (Sweden)
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B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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B.G. Bruno
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Janet Jones
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John Frost
Bobby Howes ...
Charlie
Diane Hart ...
Mae
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Paul Tracy
Barbara Couper ...
Madame Amanda
Henry Hewitt ...
Dodds
Gladys Henson ...
Mrs. Urquhart
Hugh Dempster ...
Bates
Sandra Dorne ...
Betty
Joyce Carey ...
Bruno's Secretary
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Jonskill
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Stage Door Keeper
Joan Heal ...
Phyllis Gardiner
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Storyline

B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An American troupe visiting Edinburgh wants to produce a musical in town but has trouble getting backers. Bruno meets several of the leading ladies of the show; through a misunderstanding he doesn't correct they think that he's a newspaper reporter. He falls in love with one of the women, who reciprocates; he grows more lively and friendly, to the surprise of his employees. After a series of mishaps and comic incidents comes a happy ending: a successful show and true love. Written by Mark. Gooley <gooley@mcn.net>

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Release Date:

3 September 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Glücklich und verliebt  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

John Frost: Well, don't stand there! Call Scotland Yard!
Charlie: Scotland Yard's in London.
John Frost: Well, what's it doing in London? I want that guy arrested!
Charlie: On what charges?
John Frost: All of them! Impersonation! Forgery! Mayhem!
Bruno's Secretary: [Walks in the room] Mr Frost, I'm...
John Frost: No!
[Secretary quickly exits]
John Frost: Fraud! Slander! Liable! Arson! Well, go on, get out of here!
[Charlie exits]
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Elstree Story (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Would You - Could You?
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
Performed by Vera-Ellen (dubbed by Eve Boswell (uncredited))
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User Reviews

 
David Niven and Cast Charming in Love Story / Musical
28 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

David Niven et al are charming in this tale involving the confused identity of Niven's character. The love story and humor were more interesting to me than the musical aspects which seemed rather weak except for Vera-Ellen's dancing talent. Depending on your interest, you can fast-forward these scenes. The confused identity situations seemed more natural and less contrived than most movies and certainly were better than today's TV situation comedies.

David Niven is especially good at being David Niven! Ceasar Romero does well, if a little extreme, in his role.


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