The Happy Ending (1931 film)

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The Happy Ending
Directed by Millard Webb
Written by Sidney Gilliat
H. Fowler Mear
Based on The Happy Ending
by Ian Hay
Produced by L'Estrange Fawcett
Starring George Barraud
Daphne Courtney
Alfred Drayton
Cinematography Percy Strong
Edited by R. E. Dearing
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
October 1931
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Happy Ending is a 1931 British drama film directed by Millard Webb and starring George Barraud, Daphne Courtney and Alfred Drayton. [1] Its plot concerns a father who deserted his family some years before returning home only to find his wife has told his children and neighbours that he died as a hero when he abandoned them. A silent version, of The Happy Ending had been made in 1925 based on the same play by Ian Hay. It was made at Lime Grove Studios. [2] The film's sets were designed by Andrew Mazzei.



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  1. "Happy Ending (1932)", British Film Institute web site
  2. Wood p.71