You Gotta Stay Happy

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1948
  • Running time: 100 min
Screen legend James Stewart teams up with Joan Fontaine in the romantic comedy You Gotta Stay Happy. Dee Dee Dilwood (Fontaine), a wealthy heiress, has just made the mistake of her life: marrying the wrong man. On the night of her wedding, she decides... read more

Screen legend James Stewart teams up with Joan Fontaine in the romantic comedy You Gotta Stay Happy. Dee Dee Dilwood (Fontaine), a wealthy heiress, has just made the mistake of her life: marrying the wrong man. On the night of her wedding, she decides to run away and enlists the help of a failing airline entrepreneur Marvin Payne (Stewart), who reluctantly agrees to let her hide out in his room for the evening. Sparks fly between the two and things begin to get really complicated when Marvin, along with his co-pilot (Eddie Albert), allows her to hitch a ride across the country in his cargo plane. The craziness continues when they have to survive a wild flight with a group of wacky passengers, including a cigar smoking chimp!

Original Release

10/28/1948

US Release

10/28/1948

Cast

Joan Fontaine Dee Dee Dillwood
James Stewart Marvin Payne
Eddie Albert Bullets Baker
Roland Young Ralph Tutwiler
Willard Parker Henry Benson
Percy Kilbride Mr. Racknell
Porter Hall Mr. Caslon
Marcy McGuire Georgia Goodrich
Arthur Walsh Milton Goodrich
William Bakewell Dick Hebert
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

H.C. Potter, Walter Lantz

Writers

Karl Tunberg, Robert Carson

Cast

Joan Fontaine Dee Dee Dillwood
James Stewart Marvin Payne
Eddie Albert Bullets Baker
Roland Young Ralph Tutwiler
Willard Parker Henry Benson
Percy Kilbride Mr. Racknell
Porter Hall Mr. Caslon
Marcy McGuire Georgia Goodrich
Arthur Walsh Milton Goodrich
William Bakewell Dick Hebert
Paul Cavanagh Dr. Blucher
Halliwell Hobbes Martin
Fritz Feld Pierre
Stanley Prager Jack Samuels
Frank Jenks Carnival Man
Mary Forbes Aunt Martha
Edith Evanson Mrs. Racknell
Peter Roman Barnabas
Houseley Stevenson Jud Tavis
Emory Parnell Bank Watchman

Producers

William Dozier Executive Producer
Karl Tunberg Producer

Editors

Paul Weatherwax

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