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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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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)  »

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Die Frau meiner Sehnsucht  »

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2.35 : 1
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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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Referenced in 'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000) 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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19 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like a lot of the older movies, including B movies and less than stellar musicals. While this one had the Scottish scenery going for it, that's about all as far as I am concerned. Tried to go it, but just couldn't. Too many "ouchies." Vera-Ellen, while good in other things, was a bit painful to watch in this. Same for Tony Martin. The redhead was, to me, hard on the eyes and nerves. The lord character was lackluster.

Surprised at the comments of other reviewers that Cyd Charise should have had the female lead. Good grief. Get some proportion. While Tony Martin was married to Cyd Charise, there is a huge difference in their movie presence and draw. They don't cast parts to be cutesy.

Ms. Charise played and co-starred with major stars in top films. Mr. Martin never did. There's no comparison. This was way too low a production for Ms. Charise. While Mr. Martin enjoyed success as a recording artist, a strong actor, he wasn't. I didn't even care for his singing in this. Forget the acting, on anyone's part.

Definitely give this one a pass - as in pass up. Good performances can override a bad script/plot. That didn't happen here.


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