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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Val Guest (screen-play), Friedrich Dammann (based on a film story by) (as F.Dammann) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... B.G. Bruno
Vera-Ellen ... Janet Jones
Cesar Romero ... John Frost
Bobby Howes Bobby Howes ... Charlie
Diane Hart ... Mae
Gordon Jackson ... Paul Tracy
Barbara Couper Barbara Couper ... Madame Amanda
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Dodds
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Urquhart
Hugh Dempster Hugh Dempster ... Bates
Sandra Dorne ... Betty
Joyce Carey ... Bruno's Secretary
John Laurie ... Jonskill
Wylie Watson ... Stage Door Keeper
Joan Heal Joan Heal ... Phyllis Gardiner
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Storyline

B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An American troupe visiting Edinburgh wants to produce a musical in town but has trouble getting backers. Bruno meets several of the leading ladies of the show; through a misunderstanding he doesn't correct they think that he's a newspaper reporter. He falls in love with one of the women, who reciprocates; he grows more lively and friendly, to the surprise of his employees. After a series of mishaps and comic incidents comes a happy ending: a successful show and true love. Written by Mark. Gooley <gooley@mcn.net>

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Fun, Youth, Romance set to music! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Glücklich und verliebt See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

B.G. Bruno: Where did you meet him?
Janet Jones: What? Oh, we... met at a party, last winter.
B.G. Bruno: I understand he was in Egypt last winter.
Janet Jones: Well... Well, Cairo is in Egypt, isn't it?
B.G. Bruno: Oh yes. Been there a long time.
Janet Jones: Well, that's where we met. On the pyramids.
B.G. Bruno: On the pyramids?
Janet Jones: I mean... near the pyramids, just a little to the left.
B.G. Bruno: [puzzled] Little... er, left?
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

London Town
(uncredited)
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Danced by Vera-Ellen, principal dancers and dance chorus
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Happy Go Lovely Legs.
7 July 2016 | by Hotwok2013See all my reviews

For my money Vera-Ellen was the best all-round female dancer from Hollywood's golden era. There were better tap-dancers such as Eleanor Powell or Ann Miller, but Vera-Ellen was extremely good at all types of dance including balletic movement. She also had just about the most beautiful pair of legs I have ever seen & they are wonderfully show-cased in this movie. Rooprect in his review says there are two reasons for watching this movie, "VERA-ELLEN'S LEGS". For the ladies there are two handsome, suave & sophisticated men, David Niven & Cesar Romero, but Vera-Ellen's legs are reason enough for me! In his review of "Happy Go Lovely", jacob chiong says the plot is "simple & easily digestible, the humour is light & clean". That very succinctly sums it all up, really!.


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