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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Happy Go Lovely





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The Anglo-American musicomedy Happy Go Lovely is set in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a major film festival. The gathered throngs are aghast when unknown dancer Janet Jones (Vera-Ellen) steps daintily from a limousine owned by a Scottish millionaire. A few miles earlier, the girl had thumbed a ride from the limo driver, but the public doesn't know this, and soon rumors are flying. Before she knows what has happened, Jones has become the festival's main attraction. She is also romanced by B.G. Bruno (David Niven), whom she assumes to be a reporter but who, of course, is the millionaire in disguise. Ostensibly a musical, Happy Go Lovely is limited to two songs, though both are performed con brio by the fabulous Vera-Ellen. The film was produced independently by N. P. Rathvon and released by Rathvon's former studio, RKO Radio. It was shot in black and white but is now reportedly only available in a colorized print. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Val Guest, Friedrich Dammann
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On DVD: Feb 8, 2000

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David Niven
as B.G. Bruno
as Janet Jones
Cesar Romero
as John Frost
Bobby Howes
as Charlie
Gordon Jackson
as Paul Tracey
Barbara Couper
as Mme. Amanda
Gladys Henson
as Mrs. Urquhart
Joyce Carey
as Secretary
John Laurie
as Jonskill
Wylie Watson
as Stage Doorman
Joan Heal
as Phyllis Gardiner
Molly Urquhart
as Mme. Amanda's Assist...
Jack Billings
as Principal Dancer
Kay Kendall
as Secretary
Douglas Scott
as Principal Dancer
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Amusing comedy musical, some fair musical numbers. Good cast, especially Niven but the film is rather ordinary and unmemorable. Cute though.

James Higgins

I never thought of watching oldish movie but since the title itself attracted me much, then after watching it; yes it is very attractive movie to see :)))
Vera Ellen was wonderfully played Janet Jones who was accidentally involved in fake romance with millionaire BJ Bruno (who she thought Paul Tracey; an ordinary editor working for newspaper).
Bruno fell in love completely with Jones at his first sight. He kept playing his role as "Paul Tracey".
In the end she was fallen in love with him and didnt know he was the real Bruno til the end of her big show.

Very cute and romantic plot, Vera Ellen's so talented ballet dancer. I wish I cud see this in real broadway.

Love the dresses, costumes, very fashionably played and romantic :) Oh.. I love the stage too.. it was very pretty for 1951 era!

And again.. for 1951? Those dresses and outfit was very fascinating and very very fashionable thing to wear!! I can't beliv myself 1951 got much better fashion than 2000-ish.. ;p


classis romance set in scotland, i put this on almost every night when i go to sleep..unless i get lucky and have a little company instead

Uncle Flip

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