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Happy Days (1929)

Passed | | Musical | 13 February 1930 (USA)
Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff

Writers:

Sidney Lanfield (story), Edwin J. Burke (story) (as Edwin Burke) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles E. Evans Charles E. Evans ... Colonel Billy Batcher
Marjorie White ... Margie
Richard Keene ... Dick
Stuart Erwin ... Jig
Martha Lee Sparks Martha Lee Sparks ... Nancy Lee
Clifford Dempsey Clifford Dempsey ... Sheriff Benton
James J. Corbett ... Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
George MacFarlane ... Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
Janet Gaynor ... Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell ... Charles Farrell
Victor McLaglen ... Minstrel Show Performer
El Brendel ... Minstrel Show Performer
William Collier Sr. ... End Man - Minstrel Show
Tom Patricola ... Minstrel Show Performer
George Jessel ... Minstrel Show Performer
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Storyline

Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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riverboat | revue | See All (2) »

Taglines:

THE ALL STAR...ALL TALKING...MUSICAL ROMANCE! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dias Felizes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Color:

Black and White (Grandeur)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Betty Grable. See more »

Alternate Versions

Filmed and released in two versions: standard (35 mm) and widescreen in the Grandeur process (70 mm). For its premiere showing, the widescreen version played at the Roxy Theatre in New York City, and was the first film ever shown entirely in widescreen. No print of the widescreen version is known to exist. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-up (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet in G major, WoO 10, No. 2
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Danced by El Brendel
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The Worst!
14 June 2008 | by gmzewskiSee all my reviews

I'm a big Marjorie White fan,but as a young actress, on the stage since childhood, and already a big hit in Sunny Side Up, why she agreed to take the part in this one, along with Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor, I'll never know. On the whole, I find the entire film patently old-fashioned (even for its own time), ridiculously unfunny, except for George Jessel and Will Rogers, and I find it offensive to a great degree, the scene where the guy picks up Marjorie and physically throws her across the room, and the enormous chorus scene of blackface actors just horribly silly. And add El Brendel, the un-funniest comic of his time, and what we end with is a really forgettable piece, insulting, and not entertaining at all!


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