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Happy Land (1943)





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In this film, an Iowa drugstore owner becomes embittered when his son is killed in WWII. The druggist believes that the boy's life was cut short before he had an opportunity to truly appreciate his existence. The grieving father is shown the error of his assumption by his grandfather's ghost.


Don Ameche
as Lew Marsh
Frances Dee
as Agnes Marsh
Ann Rutherford
as Lenore Prentiss
Cara Williams
as Gretchen Barry
Harry Morgan
as Tony Cavrek
Minor Watson
as Judge Colvin
Dickie Moore
as Peter Orcutt
William Weber
as Bill Beecher
Oscar O'Shea
as Father Case
James West
as Rusty (age 12-16)
Larry Olsen
as Rusty (age 5)
Bernard B. Thomas
as Sam Kendall
James J. Smith
as Everett Moore
Tom Stevenson
as Mr. MacMurray
Aileen Pringle
as Mrs. Prentiss
Matt Moore
as Mr. Prentiss
Darla Hood
as Lenore Prentiss (age 12)
Richard Abbott
as Rev. Wood
Lillian Bronson
as Mattie Dyer
Paul Weigel
as Pop Schmidt
Juanita Quigley
as Sally Pierce
Milton Kibbee
as Shep Wayne
John Dilson
as Charles Clayton
Robert Dudley
as Old Man Bowers
Pass Le Nori
as Dr. Hammond
Natalie Wood
as Bit Part
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The film would be more effective had The Human Comedy not already touched on the same theme. Even so, the film is good. [Full review in Spanish]

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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