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The Happy Time (1952) DVD

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The Happy Time (1952)


Richard Fleischer


Earl Felton (screenplay), Robert Fontaine (stories)


Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan, Marsha Hunt
The Happy Time was adapted from the long-running Broadway play by Samuel Taylor, which in turn was based on the novel by Robert Fontaine. Set in Quebec during the early part of the 20th century, the film concentrates on the activities of a large French-Canadian family headed by Charles Boyer. Most of the humor arises from "coming of age" complications and sexual awakenings, especially when worldly prodigal son Louis Jourdan returns to the fold and exercises his influence on impressionable young Bobby Driscoll. Not permitted to include the racier portions of the play, director Richard Fleischer compensated by adopting a frenetic, farcelike pace, which works about half the time. Happy Time was later musicalized on Broadway in the 1960s, with Robert Goulet in the Louis Jourdan part.

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  1. good service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 9th 2018

    we received ok the product
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  2. Gentle, humorous nostalgia 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 5th 2015

    This nostalgic story about a boy's coming of age is filled with humor, tenderness, and understanding. Charles Boyer, as the fine actor he is, presents the father as a strong, loving parent and a tolerant and affectionate brother. Supporting cast members are quite good. The film contains many funny lines and a repeated viewing always seems to reveal more. The French accents (and no close captioning) make this a movie to watch several times to get all the subtle humor. I have enjoyed this many times.

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