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Happy Go Lucky (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 4 January 1943 (USA)
A gold-digger hopes to land a rich husband in Trinidad, but gets mixed up with a beach boy and voodoo.

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Curtis Bernhardt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Martin ... Marjory Stuart
Dick Powell ... Pete Hamilton
Betty Hutton ... Bubbles Hennessy
Eddie Bracken ... Wally Case
Rudy Vallee ... Alfred Monroe
Mabel Paige ... Mrs. Smith
Eric Blore ... Betsman
Clem Bevans ... Mr. Smith
Rita Christiani Rita Christiani ... Rita Christiani
Sir Lancelot Sir Lancelot ... Calypso Singer
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Storyline

To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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That merry new Paramount musical that's putting swing into spring! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor en flor See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Pete Hamilton: With your charm and my conniving, there's nothing to worry about.
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Connections

Featured in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-é
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Written by Henry J. Sayers
Sung and Danced by Mary Martin
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Almost a swansong
6 August 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

The musical cinema careers of both stars was almost at an end when this film was released.Dick Powell clearly knew that his time as a juve lead was nearing its natural end as he appeared in "Farewell My Lovely" the following year.Mary Martin made one more film in this era before returning to the stage.She made very few films so a musical such as this is of great interest .Although she is quite delightful i do not think that she had the glamour of say Rita hayworth or the brashness of Betty Grable to enable her screen career to really take off.All of her performances that i have seen have been engaging without being memorable.Dick Powell does what he had been doing for 10 years on screen.Betty Hutton,Eddie Bracken and Rudy Vallee all lend support in this very entertaining and colourful 40s musical.


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