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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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3 September 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Glücklich und verliebt  »

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| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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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

John Frost: Oh, Gentlemen, wait a minute, please! We-we open tomorrow! You said you'd give me time.
Jonskill: Your times up! And you've broken your word, as usual.
John Frost: Oh, but, you don't understand, I've got the richest man in Edinburgh behind me...
Creditor: It's too late! We're finished with all your lies and excuses.
John Frost: What do you mean lies?
Jonskill: Its a question of a complete lack of ethics, Mr. Frost.
John Frost: But you heard me phone Bruno, didn't you? I'm starring his girl! Isn't that ethics? Well, isn't it!
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Remake of Kyss henne! (1940) 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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Getting By With Charm
7 April 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I don't think any player in Hollywood history lasted as long as David Niven did given most of the weak films he had to carry by dint of his incredible charm. He could act, got an Oscar for it, but most of the material he did was as light as one ply of two ply tissue paper.

Happy Go Lovely is a case in point. It's a musical and for the most part you'll remember Vera-Ellen's dancing. You'll remember that they are in Scot's costume as the film is set in Edinburgh during their festival. But if you can recall a single song from it you must have a photographic memory.

The plot is light. Vera-Ellen is the American lead in a musical that apparently is getting its out of town tryout in Edinburgh. She starts in the chorus and runs late one day. She gets a lift from the chauffeur of a millionaire greeting card king. Everybody now assumes she's the main squeeze of the millionaire. Doors open up as they've never opened before.

The millionaire is David Niven and he goes along with it and the various situations that are engendered by the mistake. Cesar Romero has some good moments here as the frantic producer of this musical.

In the end though Happy Go Lovely is light and harmless fluff which David Niven did so much of and got so tired of.


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