Happy Ever After

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""People who live in glass houses should turn off the lights!""
  • Approved
  • 1954
  • 88 hr
  • 6.2  (594)

Happy Ever After is a 1954 British romantic comedy, directed by Mario Zampi, which stars David Niven, Yvonne De Carlo and Barry Fitzgerald. The movie follows the story of a couple, David and Ann, who are trying to save their rocky marriage. David, played by David Niven, is an unsuccessful writer who is struggling to strike a balance between his passion for writing and his responsibilities as a husband and father. He is often preoccupied with his job, which causes a rift in his relationship with Ann. Ann, played by Yvonne De Carlo, is a dedicated and caring wife who feels neglected by her husband, as he always seems to be engrossed in his work.

As the story progresses, David and Ann receive some unexpected news which threatens to change their lives forever. In the midst of this, Ann decides to leave David and seek solace in her hometown, where she is reunited with her childhood friend, Father Tim, played by Barry Fitzgerald. Father Tim advises Ann to give her marriage another chance and try to reconcile with David, who is desperately trying to win her back.

David, on the other hand, finds himself drawn to the charming and vivacious Yvonne, played by Celia Johnson. Yvonne makes no secret of her romantic interest in David and tries to seduce him. However, David soon realizes that he cannot imagine his life without Ann and his family.

The movie takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster as we witness David and Ann’s struggles to fix their marriage. We are reminded of the importance of family and the sacrifices one needs to make to keep their loved ones happy.

One of the strengths of the film is the chemistry between David and Ann, played by David Niven and Yvonne De Carlo, respectively. The two actors convey a sense of warmth and familiarity, which makes their characters’ relationship seem genuine and relatable. Barry Fitzgerald adds a touch of charm and humor to the proceedings as Father Tim, while Celia Johnson’s portrayal of Yvonne offers a refreshing contrast to Ann’s more reserved nature.

The film’s plot is simple yet engaging, and the pacing is well-managed. The director, Mario Zampi, directs the actors with finesse, allowing them to breathe life into their characters. The movie also has some interesting cinematography which adds to its overall charm.

The movie’s score, composed by Mischa Spoliansky, is another highlight of the film. The music is light-hearted and playful, perfectly fitting the romantic and comedic scenes.

Overall, Happy Ever After is a charming and heartwarming film that has stood the test of time. It is a feel-good movie that is perfect for a lazy afternoon or a romantic date night. For those who love classic British comedies, this movie will not disappoint.

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    6.2  (594)