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You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne,... See full summary »

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H.C. Potter

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Karl Tunberg (written for the screen by), Robert Carson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Fontaine ... Dee Dee Dillwood
James Stewart ... Marvin Payne
Eddie Albert ... Bullets Baker
Roland Young ... Ralph Tutwiler
Willard Parker ... Henry Benson
Percy Kilbride ... Mr. Racknell
Porter Hall ... Mr. Caslon
Marcy McGuire ... Georgia Goodrich
Arthur Walsh Arthur Walsh ... Milton Goodrich
William Bakewell ... Dick Hebert
Paul Cavanagh ... Dr. Blucher
Halliwell Hobbes ... Martin
Fritz Feld ... Pierre
Stanley Prager Stanley Prager ... Jack Samuels
Frank Jenks ... Carnival Man
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Storyline

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It's Hilarious! It's Romantic!... and wonderfully wacky! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Conquista da Felicidade See more »

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Budget:

$1,673,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 17, 1949 with James Stewart and Joan Fontaine reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Blucher: It's perfect natural for a girl to have doubts before getting married. In your case, certainly it isn't surprising; after all, you've been engaged six times.
Ralph Tutwiler: [interrupting] Officially; if you want the unofficial total, you'll need an adding machine.
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Decent little comedy
31 May 2003 | by Bob F.See all my reviews

Well, this wasn't "It Happened One Night" but, the plot line was similar. Rich girl (Joan Fontaine) secretly hops aboard a transport plane to escape a loveless marriage. Jimmy Stewart, the pilot, finds her and is annoyed to have a pretty girl hiding on board. In Hollywood guys always get mad finding a pretty stowaway, yeah, right. Anyhow, after a plane crash and lots of hanging around, nature takes over ... and you know... Actually, I enjoyed it. A little escapist comedy, that managed to entertain. Eddie Albert is good too, as Stewart's side-kick. I'd rank it a respectable 6 1/2. Also, Fontaine is as always, very feminine.


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