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Let's Be Happy (1957)

 -  Musical  -  26 May 1957 (USA)
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Cast

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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Anthony ...
Monsieur Flor
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Cathie
Charles Carson ...
Mr. Ferguson, Lawyer
Carl Duering ...
Customs Inspector
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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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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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Soundtracks

Hold on to Love
Written by Nicholas Brodszky and Paul Francis Webster
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Any film starring Vera-Ellen and the Edinburgh festival is worth a look!
15 July 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in glorious Cinemascope and color at the Palace Theatre when it first opened in 1957, and was already enchanted with the dancing charms of Vera-Ellen, certainly one of, if not the best dancers in Hollywood history. No, she didn't sing (always dubbed, although early stage recordings display a fun dancer's voice), and her acting relied heavily on her charm and good looks, but when she danced, watch out!

The film is a slight vehicle for the charms of Vera-Ellen and Tony Martin, star baritone of various MGM films of the 40s and 50s (and as Robert Osborne points out on TCM, you expect this to be an MGM film, but it's one of the few Allied Artists musicals of the period), complete with songs written by composer Nicholas Brodszky (Love Me Or Leave Me). At least it's not studio-bound; it was filmed in 1956 at the dazzling Edinburgh Festival, as well as other beautiful Scotland locales.

You will long to see the original Cinemascope print, but all that seems to exist is a pan and scan version. Better than nothing, and it is the only chance to see the film, which TCM just began showing in the past year, after it had been seemingly lost for the past 20-odd years. But now we need a proper print in the original Scope on DVD. Come on, Warner Archives, you've released every grade B and C film known and unknown, give a little TLC to LET'S BE HAPPY.


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