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Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)

A family reacts to the return of the patriarch who abandoned them seven years prior.

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Harold Ryan
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George Grizzard ...
Dr. Norbert Woodley
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Herb Shuttle
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Looseleaf Harper
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Paul Ryan
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Wanda June
Pamela Saunders ...
Mildred Ryan
Louis Turenne ...
Major von Koningswald
C.C. Whitney ...
Mrs. Kestenbaum
Lester Goldsmith ...
Mr. Kestenbaum (as Lester M. Goldsmith)
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A family reacts to the return of the patriarch who abandoned them seven years prior.

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9 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Happy Birthday, Wanda June  »

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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. opened at the Edison Theater on December 22, 1970, ran for 96 performances and closed on March 14, 1971. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Ryan: Doctor Woodley, I would like you to meet Harold, my husband. Harold, I would like you to meet Doctor Woodley, my fiancé. Goodnight dear
[kisses Harold]
Penelope Ryan: goodnight dear
[kisses Dr Woodley]
Penelope Ryan: . Stay or go; talk or sulk; laugh or cry - as you wish. Do whatever seems called for. My mind is gone. Good night.
[she closes and locks door]
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: 12 to the Moon (1994) See more »

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Great film if you can see it!
11 December 2004 | by (Philly, USA) – See all my reviews

Bill Hickey is fabulous as Col. Harper, Rod Stieger chews the scenery as Harold Ryan. This movie is very confusing, I have only met one person who saw it in a theater, ABC used to show it late at night, the last time I saw it they showed the reels out of order, nice guys, no way you could possibly have a clue.

It is the Homecoming of Odesius from the Trojan Wars, Penelope (Susanah York) has two lovers, a doctor and a vacuum cleaner salesman. Ryan and Harper have been lost for seven years, and they return without warning having found diamonds the size of grapefruits.

I have not been able to locate this film other than on 1 inch video tape, I would love to get a good copy of it.


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