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Let's Be Happy (1957)

An American salesman pursues an heiress from Vermont, who is in turn being wooed by a Scottish lord in inancial need.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeannie MacLean
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Stanley Smith
Robert Flemyng ...
Lord James MacNairn
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Helene
Helen Horton ...
Sadie Whitelaw
Beckett Bould ...
Rev. MacDonald
Alfred Burke ...
French Ticket Clerk
Vernon Greeves ...
First Air France Steward
Richard Molinas ...
Bearded Man
Eugene Deckers ...
Dining Car Attendant
Russell Waters ...
Hotel Reception Clerk
Paul Young ...
Page Boy Bobby
Peter Sinclair ...
MacTavish
Magda Miller ...
Mrs. MacTavish
Brian Oulton ...
Hotel Valet
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Twenty-eight year old Jeannie MacLean has led a simple life taking care of her frugal grandfather in the small town of Heatherdale, Vermont. After her grandfather passes away, Jeannie, who has no money even to pay the funeral bills, learns that he has left all of his money to her, money she didn't know he had, in the amount of $4,952, which to her is a small fortune. Before she settles down with whatever she will now do instead of taking care of him, Jeannie decides to take a trip to Scotland, most specifically to Edinburgh as a jumping off point to where their ancestors are from, namely Loch Lomond. En route via Paris (the only last minute flight she can get), she meets American inventor and businessman Stanley Smith from Boise, Idaho, he who is going to Paris on business in trying to sell a combination washing machine/ironing machine he invented. He becomes her knight in shining armor as he helps her, unaccustomed to the ways of travel, with one bind after another all the way to ... Written by Huggo

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Tony Rocks 'Em!! Vera Rolls 'Em!!

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26 May 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Frau meiner Sehnsucht  »

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Trivia

Vera Ellen's final film. See more »

Quotes

Helene: [French gold-digger] Do you want somezing?
Stanley Smith: You're sitting on it.
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Version of Jeannie (1941) See more »

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Doin' the Golfer's Glide
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Written by Nicholas Brodszky and Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Tony Martin
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A minor 50's musical: in Edinburgh!!
17 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

A minor 50's musical with the unusual backdrop of Edinburgh! Vera-Ellen is the biggest name, if that's any gauge, and she seems to have been cast for the circumference of her cinched waist. Watch her attempting to obey the direction to NOT look in the camera: her eye movements bring to mind Carol Burnett's over-the-top Norah Desmond.

The storyline has a slightly screwball premise so dear to musicals; 'young' Jeannie [Vera-Ellen in her last major role] goes to Europe for a vacation and spends her entire inheritance of $4000; two cads, one a helpful Yankee [Tony Martin, stalwart of lesser musicals and Cyd Charisse's husband] and the other a poor Scottish laird [Robert Flemyng] who believes her to be a million-heiress vie for her affections. An odd jazz-ballet number reminds you it was made in the late 50's. The city of Edinburgh and some stunning gowns co-star. ** out of **** stars


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