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Tonight's the Night (1954)

Happy Ever After (original title)
The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Zampi

Writers:

Jack Davies (screenplay), Jack Davies (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Jasper O'Leary
Yvonne De Carlo ... Serena McGlusky
Barry Fitzgerald ... Thady O'Heggarty
George Cole ... Terence
A.E. Matthews A.E. Matthews ... General O'Leary
Noelle Middleton ... Kathy McGlusky
Robert Urquhart ... Dr. Michael Flynn
Michael Shepley ... Major McGlusky
Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty ... Dooley
Eddie Byrne ... Lannigan
Jimmy Mageean Jimmy Mageean ... Divarsion
Patrick McAlinney ... O'Connor
Brian O'Higgins Brian O'Higgins ... Milligan
Liam Redmond ... Regan
Patrick Westwood ... Murphy
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Storyline

The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused the displeasure of all, with the exception of Serena McGluskey, as much a schemer as he is a cad. Led by Thady O'Heggarty, the villagers plot to drive Jasper away. They use the occasion of "O'Leary Night", when the ghost of the first O'Leary walks the halls, to create general chaos. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tonight's the Night See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Correction to my last piece of trivia, the alternative title is Happy Ever After (1954), not Happy Go Lucky which is a different movie from 3 years earlier! See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart Is Irish
Written by Michael Carr
Sung over credits by chorus
and in the public bar by Denis Martin (uncredited)
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Wonderful fun film!
6 March 2003 | by noriseSee all my reviews

Really love this movie. David Niven just sparkles and has some of the best lines of his illustrious career, especially the ending one. Supporting cast is superlative too. Everyone really seemed to enjoy making the movie. In addition the perfect song to set the mood. Please, someone put it one DVD or VHS.


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