The Happy Road

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The Happy Road
"The Happy Road" (1957).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Gene Kelly
Produced by Gene Kelly
Written by Arthur Julian
Harry Kurnitz
Joe Morhaim
Starring Gene Kelly
Barbara Laage
Michael Redgrave
Bobby Clark
Brigitte Fossey
Music by Georges Van Parys
Cinematography Robert Juillard
Edited by Borys Lewin
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
June 20, 1957
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $575,000[1]
Box office $950,000[1]

The Happy Road is a 1957 French-American comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Barbara Laage, Michael Redgrave and Bobby Clark.[2] Its plot involves two students who escape from their Swiss private school and make for Paris.


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "The Happy Road tends to bludgeon its audience with whimsy at time," but noted, "Gene Kelly, as always, is charming, and less affected than usual" ;[3] while The New York Times praised the film as "a lively and charming little tale" concluding, "Mr. Kelly rates a good hand for this picture. So does Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer." [4]

Box office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $325,000 in the US and Canada and $625,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $117,000.[1]

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