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Road to Happiness (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 19 December 1941 (USA)
Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny. With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady, Jeff ultimately ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Matt Taylor (story "First Performance"), Robert Hardy Andrews (adaptation) (as Robert D. Andrews)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Boles ... Jeff Carter
Mona Barrie ... Millie Rankin
Billy Lee ... Danny Carter
Roscoe Karns ... Charley Grady
Lillian Elliott Lillian Elliott ... Mrs. Price
Selmer Jackson ... Sam Rankin
Paul Porcasi ... Pietro Pacelli
Sam Flint ... Col. Gregory
Brandon Hurst ... Swayne
Byron Foulger ... Jackson (as Byron Folger)
Harland Tucker Harland Tucker ... Foster
Antonio Filauri Antonio Filauri ... Rafael Almonti
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Storyline

Jeff Carter, a singer down on his luck, turns to radio acting as a means of supporting his young son Danny. With the support of his son and his press agent Charley Grady, Jeff ultimately finds radio the means of realizing his professional ambition. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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UNFORGETTABLE! John Boles brings you the finest emotional hit of his career! (original poster)

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 24 April 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII televiewers got their first look at it in St. Louis Thursday 23 May 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Sunday 29 August 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in New York City Thursday 27 January 1949 on WATV (Channel 13), in Los Angeles, Sunday 3 April 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Chicago Sunday 29 May 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), and in Detroit Sunday 10 July 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7). See more »

Soundtracks

Danny Boy
Traditional tune with lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly (uncredited)
Sung by John Boles
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Good Father,Bad Mother
12 July 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

John Boles is an opera singer, but he can't get a job. He has a son, Billy Lee, an ex-wife, Mona Barrie, who isn't interested in the boy, so Boles takes a job playing an Indian on a radio western show. Billy is thrilled, but agent Roscoe Karns is not. He gets Boles a job in touring company, but Boles prefers to stay with his son and a regular paycheck.

The script is a little simplistic; people are either very good and nurturing, or they are horrid people. Nonetheless the cast, including Selmer Jackson as Miss Barrie's current husband, is a very good one, and Boles gets to sing some standards and an aria.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Road to Happiness See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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