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Happiness Ahead (1934)

Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Harry Sauber (screen play), Brian Marlow (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Bob Lane
Josephine Hutchinson ... Joan Bradford
John Halliday ... Henry Bradford
Frank McHugh ... Tom
Allen Jenkins ... Chuck
Ruth Donnelly ... Anna
Dorothy Dare ... Josie
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Bradford
Gavin Gordon ... 'Jellie' Travis
Russell Hicks ... Jim Meehan
Mary Forbes Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Travis
J.M. Kerrigan ... Window Washer Boss
Mary Treen ... Bob's Comedienne Friend
Mary Russell Mary Russell ... Bob's Friend at the Pekin
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Davis - the Landlady
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Storyline

Joan's parents want her to marry young Travis, but Joan has no interest in him. So on New Years Eve, she goes out to a club where she meets Bob. Things click and she rents an apartment in the city so that she can date Bob and he will not know that she is RICH. He works for the Peerless Window Cleaners, but hopes to soon have his own window cleaning company. The problems between Bob and Joan start when he see's Joan getting a check from an older man and also finds that she does not stay in her apartment after he drops her off. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boldogság a láthatáron See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to the Hollywood Reporter's April 22, 1935 issue the Acme Window Cleaning Co. sued Warner Brothers for the use of the names Acme Window Cleaning Co. and Peerless Window Cleaning Co. Because the Acme company in the film was portrayed as unscrupulous, the real Acme Co. asked $100,000 in damages. The outcome of the suit has not been determined. See more »

Quotes

Joan Bradford: Mother's run my life long enough! I'm 21, I'm white, and I've a right to be free!
Henry Bradford: What are you going to do about it... sit here and mope?
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Crazy Credits

Quite unusually for this era, there's a short pre-credit sequence: a complete refrain of the title song is sung before the main title card is shown. The First National logo zooms toward us out of clouds (just as the WB logo more familiarly does) then Dick Powell is superimposed over the same clouds singing "Happiness Ahead" directly to us. See more »

Connections

Remade as Here Comes Happiness (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Pop! Goes Your Heart
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by Dick Powell
Reprised by Powell with music from a radio
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6 October 1998 | by asta-4See all my reviews

Cute little movie with Dick Powell, Frank Mchugh. Any movie Dick Powell sings in is alright with me.


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