Great Performances

The Most Happy Fella (1980)

TV Episode  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(book), (play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 221 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Most Happy Fella (1980)

The Most Happy Fella (1980) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Great Performances.
« Previous Episode | 359 of 364 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Giorgio Tozzi ...
Tony
Sharon Daniels ...
Rosabella
Richard Muenz ...
Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louisa Flaningam ...
Cleo
Adrienne Leonetti ...
Marie, the Malicious Sister
Dennis Warning ...
Herman
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on stage musical


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1980 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Giorgio Tozzi was nominated for the 1980 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "The Most Happy Fella" and recreated his role in this production. See more »

Connections

Version of A Lady to Love (1930) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best theater you'll ever see...
5 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most everyone knows Frank Loesser's "Guys and Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying", but IMHO, Loesser's masterpiece is the lesser known "The Most Happy Fella". I believe the show is not more widely known because it is essentially an American Opera, requiring a cast with superb voices and range. It is therefore a very difficult show for a community theater, high school or college troupe to produce because of the enormous talent it requires.

That being said, run out and buy the Original Cast recording or order the DVD from my hero, Jim Berg, who has the 1980 PBS production available on DVD.(jim@MatsonCreative.com). This stunning and joyous show will stir even the most stoic with its beautiful melodies and life-affirming lyrics. Loesser has left us with a masterpiece that should be on the top of every theater and music lover's list.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this version be released on DVD? The Baron
What the hell is that 'Great Performances' title? sonlui
What the hell? (Jesus Christ Superstar 2000) kagom_jack
Diane Lane..Summer...Great Performances alnovitsky
The Gospel At Colonus michaelriley
Shame on PBS venussansfurs
Discuss The Most Happy Fella (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?