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Happiness Ahead(1934)

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The film's working title was Gentlemen Are Born, a title used later in 1934 for another Warner Bros. picture. Dick Powell sings the film's theme song, "Happiness Ahead," before the credits roll. Contemporary sources note that this was the film debut of Josephine Hutchinson, an alumna of Eva LaGallienne's Civic Repertory Co. According to Variety, "Massaging Window Panes," was used in the vaudeville act of Arthur and Morton Beck before it was used in the film. Hollywood Reporter reports that the Acme Window Cleaning Co. sued Warners for their use of the names Acme Window Cleaning Co. and Peerless Window Cleaning Co. Because the Acme company in the film was portrayed as unscrupulous, the real Acme Co. asked $100,000 in damages. The outcome of the suit has not been determined.