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Happy Anniversary (1959)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Funny family show.
20 April 2005 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

Here's another one of those funny movies the whole family can enjoy. You can really relate to this one, because the funny things here really happen in real life. My favorite is Niven's toast at dinner that starts a family argument. I can just see my family reacting to it now. As usual in the fifties, family values are squeaky clean, but that doesn't deter from the plot or the humor, which is the kind Niven fans expect.

David Niven is great as usual. Patty Duke is excellent and funny. Mitzi Gaynor is the perfect Barbie send-up, and as always, perfect for the time. If I could find it on tape, I would buy it, since this is a classic for its time, like "The Importance of Being Earnest" was decades earlier.


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