Love Happy

Synopsis: Young hopefuls trying to stage a Broadway show on a shoestring are sustained with food by expert shoplifter Harpo. They little suspect that his donations include the special sardine can hiding the Romanoff diamonds! Slinky Madame Egelichi and her henchmen will do anything to get them back, but the Marx Brothers lead them a merry chase.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Director(s): David Miller
Production: United Artists
85 min

Don't anyone leave this theatre.

The Royal Romanov diamonds are missing.

I am Sam Grunion, private eye,

at your service.

Secrecy is my motto - I never tell.

You will notice even my business card

has nothing on it.

I am the same Sam Grunion who solved

the international uranium mining swindle.

Scotland Yard was baffled,

the FBI was baffled.

They sent for me

and the case was solved.

I confessed.

The Romanov diamonds still missing

are valued at one million dollars.

For eleven years I trailed them, through

the Khyber Pass, over the Pyrenees,

round the Cape of Good Hope

and into Gimbel's basement.

From Gimbel's basement, the trail led me

to a group of struggling young actors

trying to put on a show.

Did the diamonds bring them luck? Money?

Hardly. Once again was repeated

the same pattern,

a story of danger, cruelty, black violence,

mystery, murder!

By the way, what do you suppose

the story was called?

Love Happy.

# I'm love happy

# It's wonderful to know

the meaning of happy

# And if I do

# It's all because of you

# Heart happy, I'm kiss happy

# Whoever would believe

that I'd be this happy?

# Why are skies blue?

# It's all because of you

# Oh, my darling, my daisy, I may be crazy

# But haven't you found

# That we're doing what we like

and, gee whizz, we feel like

# Kids on a merry-go-round

# Night happy and day happy

# I see a future where I'm gonna stay happy

# And I know why

# All my dreams come true

# Cos you're love happy too

# Doo-doo-doo #

That's Mike Johnson.

Interesting dance, isn't it? He

learned it fighting off bill collectors.

That's Maggie Phillips.

She's in love with Mike.

She's a dancer too, but it's hard to tell

when she's sitting down.

This is Maggie's best friend, Bunny Dolan.

She invested her last $300 in the show.

It looks Iike a cold winter ahead so

she's knitting herself an electric blanket.

These love happy kids who were struggling

for success had two things in common -

they were underfinanced

and undernourished.

Today they had already missed breakfast

and their hopes for lunch

are pinned on one man,

Harpo, the strolling delicatessen.

Here he is, shopping!

Looks Iike a classy store, doesn't it?

Well, in the front they specialise

in hot delicacies,

but in the back they specialise

in hot diamonds.

Bless you, my man, bless you.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

Quietly, please, darling.

Madame Egelichi, you are just in time.

The sardines have arrived.

Relax. And wipe that smirk off your face,

there are policemen around.

- Yes, madame.

- We shall wait in your office.

Yes, madame.

Thank you.

It's all right, boys, just leave them there.

OK, sign here.

Thank you, boys, thank you.

At last. At last.

You little darling. You're here.

- Is the pelican jelly in yet?

- Arriving Wednesday on the Queen Mary.

- I have it, I have it!

- Quiet, Lefty.

- It's in the third crate.

- I said quiet.

I want to enjoy this moment.

I have gone through a great deal.

How many commissars did I marry,


- Five, Madame Egelichi.

- There were three more, no?

Yes, the Grand Duke

and the two ambassadors.

Eight weddings in three months

before I could track down

the Royal Romanov necklace

on its trail from bridegroom to bridegroom.

And now the jewels

are finally in my possession.

If you please, Lefty.

The Royal Romanov necklace.

One million dollars in matchless diamonds.

I have outdone even myself.

- There is something wrong, Lefty.

- Wrong? Oh, no, impossible.

- This is not the right can.

- I beg to differ, madame.

- Where is the can with the Maltese cross?

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Francis Fredrick von Taschlein (February 19, 1913 – May 5, 1972), better known by his stage name Frank Tashlin, was an American animator, cartoonist, comics artist, children's writer, illustrator, screenwriter, and film director. He was also known as Tish Tash and Frank Tash. more…

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