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Here Comes Happiness (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1941 (USA)
With the moral and financial support of her self-made millionaire father John Vance, coined the Copper King, Jessica Vance ditches her engagement announcement party - the engagement to ... See full summary »

Director:

Noel M. Smith

Writers:

Charles L. Tedford (screen play) (as Charles Tedford), Harry Sauber (from a story by)
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Complete credited cast:
Mildred Coles ... Jessica Vance
Edward Norris ... Chet Madden
Richard Ainley ... Jelliffe Blaine
Russell Hicks ... John Vance
Marjorie Gateson ... Emily Vance
John Ridgely ... Jim
Eddie Acuff ... Bill
Lucia Carroll ... Peg
Helen Lynd ... Flo
Marie Blake ... Clara
Edward Gargan ... Joe
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. James
Joseph Crehan ... Tom Burke
Ann Edmonds Ann Edmonds ... Miss Barnes
William Hopper ... Skyler (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Storyline

With the moral and financial support of her self-made millionaire father John Vance, coined the Copper King, Jessica Vance ditches her engagement announcement party - the engagement to Jelliffe Blaine who she doesn't love and who she believes doesn't love her, but rather only her money - to find true love from someone who doesn't solely love her for her money. In the working class apartment building into which she moves, she quickly makes a new group of friends who don't know about her wealth, she and one of that group, Chet Madden, who fall for each other. What Jessica likes about him is not only he being a real person, unlike the calculating type that Jelliffe is, but that he wants to make something of himself. He works as a commercial building washer, but is taking business classes at night school in an effort to start his own building washing business. In their love, Jessica knows the longer she waits to tell him that she is heir to millions, the more difficult it will be. But in ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Sunday 16 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), and in Albuquerque Wednesday 26 September 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7); it first aired in Bellingham WA Friday 12 October 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12) and in Boston Friday 2 November 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

Chet gets a marriage license more than a day before he learns that Jessica's last name is Vance instead of Jones, but when her father looks at it that same day, Jessica's last name is shown as Vance. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Vance: Happiness? Who ever finds that?
John Vance: I guess only the prospector who never gives up the search.
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Connections

Version of Happiness Ahead (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played briefly on the Coney Island carousel
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A "B" picture for a rainy Sunday to lighten things up
16 March 2004 | by pensmanSee all my reviews

A picture from the days when Hollywood ground out pictures just to be sure there were two on the bill. That's right, once upon a time when you went to a movie theatre there were two films, an A and B plus a cartoon, previews, and even sometimes a newsreel or short. An evening out was an evening out. Here Comes Happiness was a B picture but one whose theme is timeless and whose plot resurfaces even today (2004). Poor little rich girl finds happiness with common man thanks to helpful and understanding father who knows his money can't really buy happiness regardless of what his wife thinks.

The picture has no recognizable actors except for Russell Hicks, the father, and Edward Gargan, the chauffer, both veteran character actors of many B movies. You recognize them from having seen them so often but you never know there names.

Why watch? It's still a pleasant hour and frothy fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1941 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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