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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

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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(as Bruce Humberstone)

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(screenplay), (based on a film story by) (as F. Dammann) | 1 more credit »
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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
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Betty
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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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RKO's Happy Rainbow of Rhythm and Romance! See more »


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Release Date:

3 September 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Glücklich und verliebt  »

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| (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

B.G. Bruno: Where did you meet him?
Janet Jones: What? Oh, we... met at a party, last winter.
B.G. Bruno: I understand he was in Egypt last winter.
Janet Jones: Well... Well, Cairo is in Egypt, isn't it?
B.G. Bruno: Oh yes. Been there a long time.
Janet Jones: Well, that's where we met. On the pyramids.
B.G. Bruno: On the pyramids?
Janet Jones: I mean... near the pyramids, just a little to the left.
B.G. Bruno: [puzzled] Little... er, left?
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Connections

Remake of Kyss henne! (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

MacIntosh's Wedding
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Barbara Gordon
Sung by Joan Heal
Danced by principal dancers and dance chorus including Vera-Ellen
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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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