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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 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
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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 »
In Scotland, for the Edinburgh Festival, chorus girl Vera-Ellen (as Janet Jones) mistakes millionaire David Niven (as B.G. Bruno) for a newspaper reporter. "Happy Go Lovely" has them falling predictably in love, with the dubious threat of mistaken identity threatening their relationship. She makes Mr. Niven want to "dance and sing and climb trees," but only off-camera, apparently. While the plot is flat-footed, some of the professional dancers perform well, with the extended London street sequence a highlight. Other than that, watch for Vera-Ellen and a bevy of bare-legged women.
**** Happy Go Lovely (3/6/51) Bruce Humberstone ~ Vera-Ellen, David Niven, Caesar Romero, Bobby Howes
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