Let's Be Happy

Let's Be Happy is a Technicolor 1957 British musical film starring Tony Martin and Vera-Ellen and directed by Henry Levin.[2] It was written by Dorothy Cooper and Diana Morgan in CinemaScope. This film was an updated remake of Jeannie (1941), starring Barbara Mullen, which itself was based on the stage play Jeannie by Aimée Stuart.[1]

Let's Be Happy
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Original three sheet poster
Directed byHenry Levin
Produced byMarcel Hellman
Written byDorothy Cooper
Screenplay byDiana Morgan (screenwriter)
Based onJeannie (1940 play)
by Aimée Stuart
StarringVera-Ellen
Tony Martin
Robert Flemyng
Music byNicholas Brodszky
Angela Morley
CinematographyErwin Hillier
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Production
company
Marcel Hellman Productions
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures (USA)
Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
  • 9 May 1957 (1957-05-09)
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CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The movie is notable as star Vera-Ellen's final film; she withdrew from public life after the death of her daughter, Victoria Ellen Rothschild.[3] The film is also Tony Martin's final appearance in a movie musical. He later made a cameo appearance in Dear Mr. Wonderful, an obscure 1982 film starring Joe Pesci.[4]

Filmed on location at Edinburgh as well as at Elstree Studios, Let's Be Happy premiered in London on 9 May 1957.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Let's Be Happy - Stylish Strictly showgirl pop art by Art & Hue". Art & Hue.
  2. ^ "Let's Be Happy (1957)". BFI.
  3. ^ Lobosco, David (21 December 2012). "A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: VERA-ELLEN: THE LATER YEARS". A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (21 December 1983). "Lilienthal's 'Mr. Wonderful'" – via NYTimes.com.

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