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8 Ratings

The Happy Time

Directed by Richard Fleischer
United States, 1952
Comedy, Drama, Romance


The Happy Time (1952) is a movie of a boy growing up in an eccentric French Canadian family during the 1920’s.

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The Happy Time Directed by Richard Fleischer

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1953 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1953 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

Critics reviews

Fleischer was comfortable in virtually any genre, in part because he had a generally trustworthy instinct for what made a story move. In THE HAPPY TIME, he followed a different instinct, idling instead of moving forward and vamping on bits of characterization and place. It may not be one of Fleischer’s best, but it’s noteworthy for feeling more like a European film of 1952 than an American one.
June 15, 2018
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