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Cast

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Chris Walters
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Alice Walters nee Gans
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Bud
Loring Smith ...
Arthur Gans / Grandpa
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Jeanette Revere
Phyllis Povah ...
Lillian Gans / Grandma
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Millie the Maid
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Debbie Walters
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Ockie Walters
Don Grusso ...
Johnson TV delivery man
William Dwyer
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Hotel Earle Desk Clerk (as David F. Doyle)
Don De Leo
John Call
Sam Locante
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Living in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City, working class lawyer Chris Walters and his wife, the former Alice Ganz, are celebrating their thirteenth anniversary in wedded bliss with their two children, Ockie and Debbie. On the anniversary day, Chris and Alice even decide on the spur of the moment to recreate a romantic tryst they had from years earlier. The only major disagreement Chris and Alice seem to have in their life is on the presence or not of a television set in the house, Chris who believes one will ruin the family dynamic. Things for the Walters take a turn for the worse when first Alice's parents buy their daughter and son-in-law a television set as a gift, and second, while in a drunken stupor at the anniversary party, Chris divulges a secret to Alice's parents that was kept solely between Alice and himself for fourteen years. Both incidents result in an argument between Chris and Alice. Going from bad to worse, daughter Debbie believes her parents may be ... Written by Huggo

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24 March 1960 (Sweden)  »

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Trivia

Allen Swift dubbed a line into the movie for the TV premiere in which 'David Niven''s character expressed remorse for having relations with his wife before their marriage. See more »

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Animated anniversary cards are opened in between the opening credits. See more »

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Happy Anniversary
Music by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
Sung by Mitzi Gaynor
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A head-splitting farce
13 October 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

New York family is the last in their neighborhood to get a television set, which nearly ruins David Niven's marriage to Mitzi Gaynor. Bedroom comedy that rarely ventures into the bedroom(and nothing sexy happens there anyway). Gaynor as an actress has about as much range as an oven--she turns on, she turns off. Film's sole compensation is a supporting performance by perky Patty Duke, pre-"Miracle Worker", as Niven's daughter. She's delightful; "Happy Anniversary" is not. * from ****


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