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The Happy Time (1952)

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94 min | Comedy

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...See moreSpring 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. Written by David Stevens See less
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Earl Felton (screenplay) | Robert Fontaine (stories) | Samuel A. Taylor (play)
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Updated Oct 30, 1952

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Oct 30, 1952 (United States)

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30 cast members
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Charles Boyer
Jacques Bonnard Jacques Bonnard   See fewer
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Louis Jourdan
Uncle Desmond Bonnard Uncle Desmond Bonnard   See fewer
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Marsha Hunt
Susan Bonnard Susan Bonnard   See fewer
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Bobby Driscoll
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard   See fewer
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Linda Christian
Mignonette Chappuis Mignonette Chappuis   See fewer
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Kurt Kasznar
Uncle Louis Bonnard Uncle Louis Bonnard   See fewer
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Marcel Dalio
Grandpere Bonnard Grandpere Bonnard   See fewer
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Jeanette Nolan
Felice Bonnard Felice Bonnard   See fewer
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Jack Raine
Mr. Frye - School Principal Mr. Frye - School Principal   See fewer
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Richard Erdman
Alfred Grattin Alfred Grattin   See fewer
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Marlene Cameron
Peggy O'Hare Peggy O'Hare   See fewer
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Gene Collins
Jimmy Bishop Jimmy Bishop   See fewer
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Ann Faber
Yvonne Bonnard Yvonne Bonnard   See fewer
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Kathryn Sheldon
Miss Tate - Schoolteacher Miss Tate - Schoolteacher   See fewer
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Edward Clark
Dr. Marchaud Dr. Marchaud   See fewer
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Maurice Marsac
The Great Gaspari The Great Gaspari   See fewer
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Will Wright
Family Doctor Family Doctor   See fewer
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Eugene Borden
Monsieur Lafayette - Grocer Monsieur Lafayette - Grocer   See fewer
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Frank Arnold
Andre (uncredited) Andre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Baxley
Bicycle Rider (uncredited) Bicycle Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Cameron
Acrobat (uncredited) Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Abe Dinovitch
Moving Man (uncredited) Moving Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
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Charles Meakin
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Walter Pietila
Acrobat (uncredited) Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Plumer
Madame Andre (uncredited) Madame Andre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Rapport
Theater Patron (uncredited) Theater Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Smiley
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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Charles Sullivan
Moving Man (uncredited) Moving Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 438 votes