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Here Comes Happiness (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1941 (USA)
Jessica (Mildred Coles) leaves her upper class home to assume an anonymous working class identity. She meets a blue collar guy, Chet (Edward Norris) and falls in love with the poor but ... See full synopsis »


Noel M. Smith


Charles L. Tedford (screen play) (as Charles Tedford), Harry Sauber (from a story by)


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Complete credited cast:
Mildred Coles ... Jessica Vance
Edward Norris ... Chet Madden
Richard Ainley ... Jelliffe Blaine
Russell Hicks ... John Vance
Marjorie Gateson ... Emily Vance
John Ridgely ... Jim
Eddie Acuff ... Bill
Lucia Carroll ... Peg
Helen Lynd ... Flo
Marie Blake ... Clara
Edward Gargan ... Joe
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. James
Joseph Crehan ... Tom Burke
Ann Edmonds Ann Edmonds ... Miss Barnes
William Hopper ... Best Man (as DeWolf Hopper)


Jessica (Mildred Coles) leaves her upper class home to assume an anonymous working class identity. She meets a blue collar guy, Chet (Edward Norris) and falls in love with the poor but ambitious man. Chet observes a series of suspicious, clandestine meetings with her rich father and his chauffeur which makes him think she is stringing along a "Sugar Daddy" on the side. Financial trickery and sequences of misunderstandings and coincidences culminate with a wedding that turns out much differently than planned.

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

15 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Sunday 16 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), and in Albuquerque Wednesday 26 September 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7); it first aired in Bellingham WA Friday 12 October 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12) and in Boston Friday 2 November 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »


Jessica Vance, aka Jessica Jones: Happiness? Who ever finds that?
John Vance: I guess only the prospector who never gives up the search.
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Remake of Happiness Ahead (1934) See more »


Happiness Ahead
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Played during the opening and end credits
Played as background music often
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okay 1941 love story from Warner Bros
21 May 2008 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Here Comes Happiness was released in March of 1941, so we hadn't been dragged into the war yet. Mildred Coles plays Jessica Vance, the young heiress who isn't so sure she wants to marry the society bigshot that her mother has picked out for her. She gets her own apartment, meets the locals, and tries to find her own prince charming. It's a lot like watching an episode of Father Knows Best - no surprises, no big names, plain, simple entertainment based on misunderstandings. One of Warner Brothers shorties - only 57 minutes. Edward Norris does a good job as one of the suitors. Keep an eye out for William Hopper, the son of Hedda Hopper, as Blaine's original best man. This was one of the last films directed by Noel Smith -- he only made a couple more after this. It's also ironic that they keep talking about going to Honolulu, since in just a few months, terrible things were about to happen there...

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