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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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Bobby Howes ...
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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Stage Door Keeper
Joan Heal ...
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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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3 September 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Glücklich und verliebt  »

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| (2005 DVD release)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original novel on which this is loosely based was "Und war kusst mich?" by F.D. Andam (1901-1962), who is co-credited here only for a 'film-story idea' under his real name F(riedrich) Dammann. He is best known for the twice-filmed cult classic "Madchen In Uniform". See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Gardiner: ...and none of your outbursts of charm. I am through!
John Frost: But Phyllis, please!
Phyllis Gardiner: No money, no opening date, no system, not even... Chaos, chaos, chaos!
John Frost: Now, honey, calm yourself.
Phyllis Gardiner: You can find another star!
John Frost: Now, Phyllis, you are going too far.
Phyllis Gardiner: On the contrary, I haven't gone *far* enough!
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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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Great movie to watch when you're having a crappy day
22 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was having just about the worst day of my life. Then I stumbled on this cute film, watched it, and now I'm ready to go out & kiss a streetlamp.

I have to admit, I only watched it for 2 reasons: VERA-ELLEN'S LEGS. But it's really so much more. The plot is actually quite clever and creatively woven. It's almost like a Shakespearean comedy with all of its delightful misunderstandings. And of course there's also... VERA-ELLEN'S LEGS.

The only unfortunate aspect of this film is that the version I purchased (the "100 Family Classics" collection by Mill Creek Entertainment) doesn't have the best video quality, and I've heard the same about the Alpha release. The brightness and contrast are a bit too high, so a lot of the scenes seem bleached out especially when Vera is dancing in a white dress. But I suppose you can fiddle with the controls of your TV set to compensate. I can only imagine how it looked on the big screen back in '51. The stage sets, costumes & colours are otherwise dazzling & delightfully creepy--sort of in a "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" vein.

As far as the romance goes, this is just perfect. Not sappy, not contrived, not melodramatic. Just 100% ahhhhhh. Too bad, you poor schmucks, your miserable lives will never be as charming as this. Har har har. Wait, what am I laughing at? My life sucks just as bad as yours. Oh hell. Time to watch this movie again.


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