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Love Happy (1949)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 3 March 1950 (USA)
The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.

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David Miller

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Frank Tashlin (screenplay), Mac Benoff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harpo Marx ... Harpo
Chico Marx ... Faustino the Great
Ilona Massey ... Madame Egelichi
Vera-Ellen ... Maggie Phillips
Marion Hutton Marion Hutton ... Bunny Dolan
Raymond Burr ... Alphonse Zoto
Melville Cooper ... Throckmorton
Bruce Gordon ... Hannibal Zoto
Leon Belasco ... Mr. Lyons
Paul Valentine ... Mike Johnson
Eric Blore ... Mackinaw
Marilyn Monroe ... Grunion's Client
Groucho Marx ... Detective Sam Grunion - Narrator of the Story
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Storyline

Young hopefuls trying to stage a Broadway show on a shoestring are sustained with food by expert shoplifter Harpo. They little suspect that his donations include the special sardine can hiding the Romanoff diamonds! Slinky Madame Egelichi and her henchmen will do anything to get them back, but the Marx Brothers lead them a merry chase. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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New Musical Girlesque!!!

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Comedy | Crime | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonde Heaven See more »

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Production Co:

Artists Alliance See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Love Happy (1949) **
3 December 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

This last Marx Brothers film is NOT the right place to begin if you've never seen one of their movies before. That said, it's not as bad as its reputation suggests either. It was originally conceived as a vehicle for Harpo, so as a result we get lesser input from Chico and even less from Groucho (which is especially unfortunate). But as it stands, Harpo fans should find some things to chuckle about, on and off.

That's the main problem with LOVE HAPPY - it's not consistent in entertaining you, and the funny bits come and go. It's also too long and veers off into other characters we just don't care about. But you could do worse, and this is noteworthy as Marilyn Monroe's debut film (she's got a tiny part). It's always a pleasure to see Ilona Massey strutting her stuff, too.


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