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As Long as They're Happy (1955)

A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jeannie Carson ...
Pat Bentley (as Jean Carson)
Brenda de Banzie ...
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Corinne Bentley
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Barnaby Brady
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Athene Seyler ...
Mrs. Arbuthnot
Joan Sims ...
Linda
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May
Gilbert Harding ...
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Barmaid
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A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the stockbroker notes the effect of the singer on his lovelorn family. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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11 April 1955 (UK)  »

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Amor com Cebolas  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Bobby Denver, played by Jerry Wayne, is based on singer Johnnie Ray. See more »

Goofs

At one point Bobby Denver refers to "braces". As an American he would use the term "suspenders". See more »

Quotes

Gwen Bentley: It's not infatuation. I'm in love with him.
John Bentley: Don't be ridiculous. He's nearly as old as I am. You're only sixteen.
Gwen Bentley: Juliet was only fourteen when she fell in love with Romeo.
John Bentley: They were foreigners!
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Connections

Version of As Long as They're Happy (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hate the Morning
(uncredited)
Written by Hubert Gregg
Performed by Jack Buchanan
Reprised by Jack Buchanan
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Oy!
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With this film, the British have forfeited the right to EVER criticize American culture. Where to begin,Where to begin...the plot is indecipherable. One suspects that the script was dropped before binding and a windstorm scattered the unnumbered pages. The result is a surreal series of vignettes that float detachedly with no connection to each other.

The Johnny Ray send-ups are amusing, particularly Buchanan's version of "Cry". Having seen several Buchanan early films, including a takeoff of Twain's "Connecticut Yankee...", I know that he was capable of much better, but the film is/was impossible.

Another aspect deserving of mention is the set design. Could English homes and interiors have really been so ugly and banal? The wallpaper! The furnishings! Oh, the humanity! There is the payoff of "Miss Marple" (Hickson) as a barmaid, and Diana Dors breasts deserve an Oscar for best supporting something or other.Sometimes a film can be so bad that one must watch it to the end, as one would slow down for a car crash. If there's an award for FilmKitsch, we have a winner.


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