Here Comes Happiness


57m 1941
Here Comes Happiness

Brief Synopsis

An heiress ditches her fortune-hunting fiance to find happiness living on her own.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Release Date
Mar 15, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,176ft

Synopsis

At a party to announce her engagement to socialite Jelliffe Radcliffe Blaine, copper heiress Jessica Vance realizes that she does not want to marry Jelliffe just to fulfill her mother's dreams of social position and, encouraged by her father John, leaves home to find people who like her for herself. She rents an apartment in the Bronx and quickly meets her neighbors, who are throwing a party for their friend Chet Madden's birthday. Chet and his friends clean and sandblast the outsides of skyscrapers for a living, and Chet attends night school in preparation for starting his own business. Chet and Jessica are attracted to each other,. and the following Friday Chet takes Jessica to Coney Island with the rest of the gang. Jessica has a wonderful time until she notices Clara, the Vance family maid, and her husband Joe, the Vance chauffeur. At a signal from Jessica, Clara and Joe pretend to be friends and Jessica's real identity remains secret. Soon, Chet and Jessica are engaged to be married. When Jessica learns that Chet needs $2,000 to start his own business, she asks her father for the money. Unknown to Jessica, Chet and his partner are cleaning the outside of Vance's office and they see the transaction. Misunderstanding, Chet assumes that Jessica is Vance's mistress. Later, Chet breaks up with Jessica over the matter of the check, refusing to listen to her explanations. Brokenhearted, Jessica returns home and agrees to marry Jelliffe. When Chet visits Vance to warn him about what he believes to be Jessica's double dealing, Vance seizes the opportunity to reunite him with Jessica. Pretending to be furious at Jessica, Vance takes Chet home where her wedding to Jelliffe is about to take place. Then, leaving Chet hidden in his study, Vance tells Jelliffe that he has lost all his money. After Jelliffe flees, Vance releases Chet from the study and, his real identity as Jessica's father revealed, sends Chet and Jessica downstairs to be married.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Release Date
Mar 15, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,176ft

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Notes

Here Comes Happiness is a remake of the 1934 Warner Bros. musical Happiness Ahead written by Harry Sauber, who is given story credit on this film, and Brian Marlow. Happiness Ahead starred Dick Powell and Josephine Hutchinson and was directed by Mervyn LeRoy (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.1775).