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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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Jeannie Carson ...
Pat Bentley (as Jean Carson)
Brenda de Banzie ...
Stella Bentley
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Corinne Bentley
Jerry Wayne ...
Bobby Denver
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Barnaby Brady
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Dr. Hermann Schneider
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Mrs. Arbuthnot
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Linda
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Peter Pember
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May
Gilbert Harding ...
Himself
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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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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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Version of As Long as They're Happy (1953) See more »

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Cry
(uncredited)
Written by Churchill Kohlman
Performed by Jerry Wayne
Reprised by Jack Buchanan at the party in a very low vocal register
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Not Perfect, But Fun
26 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about an American singer named Bobby Denver, who is known as the "Crying Crooner" (a la Johnnie Ray), who stays with a stockbroker's family by mistake when he comes to England. The stockbroker, played by Jack Buchanan, has three very pretty daughters with the youngest Gwen (played by Janette Scott) madly in love with him so much she wants to marry him. Eventually, the stodgy stockbroker deals with his wife and daughter as well as his maid Linda (played by Joan Sims, who keeps fainting every time Bobby sings) being so infatuated. This is a comedy with music, and it also has the sexy Diana Dors in it, as well as a cameo by Norman Wisdom. Yes, its not brilliant or even laugh out loud funny, but all these years later it does have some charm. Recommended for lovers of British comedy at the time, it has enough fun moments to recommend, if not greatly praise.


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