Happy Anniversary (1959)

 |  Comedy  |  24 March 1960 (Sweden)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Walters
Alice Walters nee Gans
Loring Smith ...
Arthur Gans / Grandpa
Monique van Vooren ...
Jeanette Revere
Phyllis Povah ...
Lillian Gans / Grandma
Millie the Maid
Debbie Walters
Kevin Coughlin ...
Ockie Walters
Don Grusso ...
Johnson TV delivery man
William Dwyer
Hotel Earle Desk Clerk (as David F. Doyle)
Don De Leo
John Call
Sam Locante


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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Release Date:

24 March 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

13. hääpäivä  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Happy Anniversary
Music by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
Sung by Mitzi Gaynor
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9 February 2000 | by ( LOS ANGELES) – See all my reviews

This kind of innocence and charm has been relegated to the distant past in our overly clever age dominated by blockbusters. We need to stay in touch with it. This flimsy, unpretentious comedy has more substance and structure than many a big budget movie. I am tempted to say "Don't miss it", but television is the only place you can see it. It's not even available on video. Good luck!

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