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As Long as They're Happy (1955)

A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Lee Thompson (as J. Lee-Thompson)

Writers:

Alan Melville, Vernon Sylvaine (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Buchanan ... John Bentley
Janette Scott ... Gwen Bentley
Jeannie Carson Jeannie Carson ... Pat Bentley (as Jean Carson)
Brenda de Banzie ... Stella Bentley
Susan Stephen ... Corinne Bentley
Jerry Wayne Jerry Wayne ... Bobby Denver
Diana Dors ... Pearl Delaney
Hugh McDermott ... Barnaby Brady
David Hurst ... Dr. Hermann Schneider
Athene Seyler ... Mrs. Arbuthnot
Joan Sims ... Linda
Nigel Green ... Peter Pember
Dora Bryan ... May
Gilbert Harding Gilbert Harding ... Himself
Joan Hickson ... Barmaid
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A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the stockbroker notes the effect of the singer on his lovelorn family. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor com Cebolas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Bobby Denver, played by Jerry Wayne, is based on singer Johnnie Ray. See more »

Goofs

At one point Bobby Denver refers to "braces". As an American he would use the term "suspenders". See more »

Quotes

Pearl Delaney: I'm an actress.
John Bentley: Legitimate?
Pearl Delaney: [in a huff] I didn't come here to be insulted!
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Oy!
22 October 2009 | by lionel-libson-1See all my reviews

With this film, the British have forfeited the right to EVER criticize American culture. Where to begin,Where to begin...the plot is indecipherable. One suspects that the script was dropped before binding and a windstorm scattered the unnumbered pages. The result is a surreal series of vignettes that float detachedly with no connection to each other.

The Johnny Ray send-ups are amusing, particularly Buchanan's version of "Cry". Having seen several Buchanan early films, including a takeoff of Twain's "Connecticut Yankee...", I know that he was capable of much better, but the film is/was impossible.

Another aspect deserving of mention is the set design. Could English homes and interiors have really been so ugly and banal? The wallpaper! The furnishings! Oh, the humanity! There is the payoff of "Miss Marple" (Hickson) as a barmaid, and Diana Dors breasts deserve an Oscar for best supporting something or other.Sometimes a film can be so bad that one must watch it to the end, as one would slow down for a car crash. If there's an award for FilmKitsch, we have a winner.


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