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You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades ...See moreIndecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind? Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Karl Tunberg (written for the screen by) | Robert Carson (story)
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$1,673,000
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Oct 28, 1948 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Joan Fontaine
Dee Dee Dillwood Dee Dee Dillwood   See fewer
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James Stewart
Marvin Payne Marvin Payne   See fewer
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Eddie Albert
Bullets Baker Bullets Baker   See fewer
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Roland Young
Ralph Tutwiler Ralph Tutwiler   See fewer
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Willard Parker
Henry Benson Henry Benson   See fewer
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Percy Kilbride
Mr. Racknell Mr. Racknell   See fewer
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Porter Hall
Mr. Caslon Mr. Caslon   See fewer
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Marcy McGuire
Georgia Goodrich Georgia Goodrich   See fewer
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Arthur Walsh
Milton Goodrich Milton Goodrich   See fewer
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William Bakewell
Dick Hebert Dick Hebert   See fewer
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Paul Cavanagh
Dr. Blucher Dr. Blucher   See fewer
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Fritz Feld
Pierre Pierre   See fewer
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Stanley Prager
Jack Samuels Jack Samuels   See fewer
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Frank Jenks
Carnival Man Carnival Man   See fewer
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Mary Forbes
Aunt Martha Aunt Martha   See fewer
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Edith Evanson
Mrs. Racknell Mrs. Racknell   See fewer
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Peter Roman
Barnabas Barnabas   See fewer
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Houseley Stevenson
Jud Tavis Jud Tavis   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Bank Watchman Bank Watchman   See fewer
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Arthur Hohl
Cemetery Man Cemetery Man   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Night Clerk Night Clerk   See fewer
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Joe
Joe Joe   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Portly Man (uncredited) Portly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Clauson
Simon (uncredited) Simon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Cook Jr.
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Darien
Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Dewar
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Ehrhart
Thaddeus (uncredited) Thaddeus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Garner
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Myron Healey
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Tiny Jones
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Melone
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Murphy
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William H. O'Brien
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Beatrice Roberts
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Sharpe
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Don Shelton
Minister (uncredited) Minister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Bank Customer (uncredited) Bank Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harland Tucker
Mr. Thrush (uncredited) Mr. Thrush (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank White
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Isabel Withers
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Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 610 votes