This Happy Feeling (1958)
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This Happy Feeling is based on the F. Hugh Herbert play For Love or Money. Debbie Reynolds plays impulsive Janet Blake, who develops a crush on retired stage star Preston Mitchell (Curt Jurgens). Rejuvenated by Janet's ardor, Mitchell decides to return to the stage, where he must contend with predatory leading lady Nita Holloway (Alexis Smith) and pretentious method actor Tony Manza (Troy Donahue). Meanwhile, Janet begins evincing a preference for Mitchell's neighbor Bill Tremaine (John Saxon), who is closer to her own age. Some extra laughs are provided by the booze-laced pancakes served up by pixieish housekeeper Mrs. Early (Estelle Winwood). … More
as Janet Blake
as Preston Mitchell
as Bill Tremaine
as Nita Hollaway
as Mrs. Tremaine
as Mrs. Early
as Tony Manza
as Mr. Booth
as Mrs. Dover
as Mr. Dover
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Best part of this movie is the seagull and Mrs Early (the housekeeper).
Extremely charming, sadly obscure comedy with a stellar cast. Debbie is most appealing, Curd Jurgens full of continental brio, Alexis Smith saucy and sly, John Saxon very handsome and Estelle Winwood an absolute sketch as the spacy housekeeper Mrs. Early. Catch it if you have the chance.
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