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Happy Anniversary (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 March 1960 (Sweden)
Living in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City, lawyer Chris Walters and his wife, the former Alice Ganz, are celebrating their thirteenth anniversary in wedded bliss with their ... See full summary »

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David Miller

Writers:

Joseph Fields (play), Jerome Chodorov (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Chris Walters
Mitzi Gaynor ... Alice Walters nee Gans
Carl Reiner ... Bud
Loring Smith Loring Smith ... Arthur Gans / Grandpa
Monique van Vooren ... Jeanette Revere
Phyllis Povah ... Lillian Gans / Grandma
Elizabeth Wilson ... Millie the Maid
Patty Duke ... Debbie Walters
Kevin Coughlin ... Ockie Walters
Don Grusso Don Grusso ... Johnson TV delivery man
William Dwyer William Dwyer
David Doyle ... Hotel Earle Desk Clerk (as David F. Doyle)
Don De Leo Don De Leo
John Call John Call
Sam Locante Sam Locante
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Storyline

Living in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City, lawyer Chris Walters and his wife, the former Alice Ganz, are celebrating their thirteenth anniversary in wedded bliss with their two children, Ockie and Debbie. On the anniversary day, Chris and Alice even decide on the spur of the moment to recreate a romantic tryst they had from years earlier. The only major disagreement Chris and Alice seem to have in their life is on the presence or not of a television set in the house, Chris who believes one will ruin the family dynamic. Things for the Walters take a turn for the worse when first Alice's parents buy their daughter and son-in-law a television set as a gift, and second, while in a drunken stupor at the anniversary party, Chris divulges a secret to Alice's parents that was kept solely between Alice and himself for fourteen years. Both incidents result in an argument between Chris and Alice. Going from bad to worse, daughter Debbie believes her parents may be headed for a ... Written by Huggo

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It bounces convention right out the window! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1960 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Anniversary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fields Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Corporation)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kitty Carlisle and Macdonald Carey starred in the hit Broadway production which ran for 611 performances from April 7, 1954 to September 24, 1955. See more »

Crazy Credits

Animated anniversary cards are opened in between the opening credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Anniversary
Music by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman
Sung by Mitzi Gaynor
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I thought a comedy was supposed to be funny...
1 November 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Happy Anniversary" is a 'modern' comedy that tries to be edgy. It just forgot one thing...to be funny. So, with several curse words and references to premarital sex, it's not enough to make the film interesting. I think the problem is that it tries too much to be hip and not enough time focusing on fun.

The film finds a happy couple who have been married 13 years, Chris and Alice Walters (David Niven and Mitzi Gaynor). But when they receive the gift of a TV for their anniversary, trouble is brewing. Chris prides himself for not having a TV in the house and he doesn't listen to his family--he just demands they remove it. Then, though the course of the film, they bicker about not just the TV but other things...none of which is all that interesting.

I just found this comedy to be a bit tedious AND I really hated the character of Chris. He was supposed to be a modern and permissive dad but was actually a selfish jerk. Not much fun.


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