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Happy Go Lovely Details


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, Rovi


David Niven
as B.G. Bruno
as Janet Jones
Cesar Romero
as John Frost
Gordon Jackson
as Paul Tracey
Barbara Couper
as Mme. Amanda
Henry Hewitt
as Dodds
Gladys Henson
as Mrs. Urquhart
Hugh Dempster
as Bates
Sandra Dorne
as Betty
Wylie Watson
as Stage Doorman
Joan Heal
as Phyllis Gardiner
Hector Ross
as Harold
Ambrosine Phillpotts
as Lady Martin
Molly Urquhart
as Mme. Amanda's Assistant
Kay Kendall
as Secretary


H. Bruce Humberstone
Marcel Hellman
Arthur Macrae
Val Guest
Erwin Hillier
Mischa Spoliansky
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Levy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bert Bates