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Tonight's the Night (1954)
"Happy Ever After" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  19 December 1954 (USA)
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The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jasper O'Leary
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Serena McGlusky
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Thady O'Heggarty
George Cole ...
Terence
A.E. Matthews ...
General O'Leary
Noelle Middleton ...
Kathy McGlusky
Robert Urquhart ...
Dr. Michael Flynn
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Major McGlusky
Joseph Tomelty ...
Dooley
Eddie Byrne ...
Lannigan
Jimmy Mageean ...
Divarsion
Patrick McAlinney ...
O'Connor
Brian O'Higgins ...
Milligan
Liam Redmond ...
Regan
Patrick Westwood ...
Murphy
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The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused the displeasure of all, with the exception of Serena McGluskey, as much a schemer as he is a cad. Led by Thady O'Heggarty, the villagers plot to drive Jasper away. They use the occasion of "O'Leary Night", when the ghost of the first O'Leary walks the halls, to create general chaos. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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My Heart Is Irish
Written by Michael Carr
Sung over credits by chorus
and in the public bar by Denis Martin (uncredited)
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Great little Movie
12 November 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

David Niven and Yvonne de Carlo. Wow. Add to that, the list of Irish character actors, headed by none other than Barry Fitzgerald himself, toss in a ghost story, a bit of romance and a plot to do in the heir, Niven and you got a great 50's comedy. Lots of wacky entanglements with the lovely Yvonne remarking about the ne'er do well, heir apparent, Niven, "He's a cad." Great escapism and nothing here to take too seriously. Alas, no video, no DVD, so watch for it on the late show where it pops up from time to time.


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