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The Happy Time

Original title
The Happy Time
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Earl Felton (Stories: Robert Fontaine)
Music
Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography
Charles Lawton Jr.
Cast
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Producer
Stanley Kramer
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Spring inspires lessons in love and life for a French family in 1920s Ottawa, especially for teenage Robert, who's blind to the attentions of an American neighbor girl, because he's infatuated with the beautiful new maid, fleeing life as a magician's assistant. Robert's mother bemoans some of the Bonnard family male role models available to Robert: his party animal grandfather, roguish traveling salesman uncle Desmond, and an uncle who carries a water cooler filled with wine everywhere while his wife does all the work. As Desmond's temporarily off the road, he also targets the maid.
Awards
1952: Golden Globes: 4 nominations, including Best Film - Drama & Best Director
1952: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
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