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The Happy Ending (21-Dec-1969)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks

Music Composed and Conducted by: Michel Legrand

Producer: Richard Brooks

Keywords: Drama

As she approaches her twentieth wedding anniversary, a bored housewife indulges alcohol, pills, and profligate spending; after her husband restricts her cash flow she runs off to the Bahamas to see a friend from college, played by Shirley Jones. Mostly good performances in this dated melodrama; tends to drag at points. Jean Simmons received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?" a nomination for Best Song.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lloyd Bridges
15-Jan-1913 10-Mar-1998 Airplane!
Bobby Darin
14-May-1936 20-Dec-1973 Mack the Knife
Nanette Fabray
27-Oct-1920   Caesar's Hour
John Forsythe
29-Jan-1918 1-Apr-2010 Blake Carrington on Dynasty
Shirley Jones
31-Mar-1934   Mom of The Partridge Family
Tina Louise
11-Feb-1934   Ginger on Gilligan's Island
Dick Shawn
1-Dec-1923 17-Apr-1987 Inventor of the "high five"
Jean Simmons
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls
Karen Steele
20-Mar-1931 12-Mar-1988 Ride Lonesome
Teresa Wright
27-Oct-1918 6-Mar-2005 Shadow of a Doubt


Jean Simmons   ...   Mary Wilson
John Forsythe   ...   Fred Wilson
Shirley Jones   ...   Flo
Lloyd Bridges   ...   Sam
Teresa Wright   ...   Mrs. Spencer
Dick Shawn   ...   Harry Bricker
Tina Louise   ...   Helen Bricker
Nanette Fabray   ...   Agnes
Kathy Fields   ...   Marge Wilson
Bobby Darin   ...   Franco
Karen Steele   ...   Divorcee
Gail Hensley   ...   Betty
Eve Brent   ...   Ethel
William O'Connell   ...   Minister
Barry Cahill   ...   Handsome Man
Miriam Blake   ...   Cindy


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