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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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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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Love...Fun...Youth...Set to Music! See more »


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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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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

Featured in Elstree Story (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

London Town
(uncredited)
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Danced by Vera-Ellen, principal dancers and dance chorus
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Charming British Musical
25 September 2000 | by (Ne York) – See all my reviews

Charming, little British musical much superior to those glossy MGM musicals of the same period. Although David Niven is top billed, this is Vera-Ellens film all the way. She is dazzling in several dance numbers that range from ballet, tap & modern dance - a very versatile dancer!! DVD quality is good - crystal print, lush & brilliant color, and nice sets - check out that gorgeous stain glass door!! Sound is a bit scratchy. This is my favorite Vera Ellen film - she was never lovelier.


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