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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

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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)

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

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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Connections

Featured in Elstree Story (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

One-Two-Three
Music and Lyrics by Mischa Spoliansky
Performed by Vera-Ellen (dubbed by Eve Boswell(uncredited))
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Vera-Ellen Frolics for You
16 May 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

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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