Review: ‘Happy’

Stanley Lupino, Laddie Cliff and Will Fyffe are a splendid trio of comedians. They provide the comedy for this musical melange, which has neither measuremental length nor breadth. It is formless, but who cares, it provides entertainment.

Stanley Lupino, Laddie Cliff and Will Fyffe are a splendid trio of comedians. They provide the comedy for this musical melange, which has neither measuremental length nor breadth. It is formless, but who cares, it provides entertainment.

There is the usual Bohemian atmosphere. Lupino and Cliff, two musicians, reside in an attic, with Fyffe as the landlord. Lupino is working on an invention, a device which, if attached to a motorcar which is stolen, will automatically yell for the police.

The millionaire president of an insurance company is gnashing his teeth, owing to numerous car thefts. He has a beautiful daughter who vists a cafe where Lupino is directing the band and Laddie is the pianist. They fall in love. He is too manly to marry a rich girl, but she will marry him anyway.

Happy

UK

Production

British International. Dir Fred Zelnik; Screenplay Austin Melford, Stanley Lupino, Frank Launder, Jaques Bachrach, Alfred Halm, Karl Noti; Camera Claude Friese-Greene; Editor A.S. Bates; Music Fred Schwarz Art Dir Clarence Elder

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1934. Running time: 80 MIN.

With

Stanley Lupino Laddie Cliff Will Fyffe Renee Gadd Dorothy Hyson Gus McNaughton
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