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      Happy Land

      1943 1h 13m Drama List
      Reviews When his son dies in battle during World War II, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is convinced that his boy died too soon and was never able to really appreciate life. Bitter and depressed, Lew nearly gives up on ever being happy again, until he gets a visit from the ghost of his grandfather (Harry Carey). Together with the ghost, Lew travels back through his son's life and sees that he did live a full and happy life, after all, and that his death in combat was not really a waste. Read More Read Less

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      Don Q. Cine-Mundial 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] Sep 13, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member One of the best -- if not the best -- American World War II "propaganda" movie. Deftly acted by Ameche, the entire production is professional and realistic without going over the top. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When his son dies in battle during World War II, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is convinced that his boy died too soon and was never able to really appreciate life. Bitter and depressed, Lew nearly gives up on ever being happy again, until he gets a visit from the ghost of his grandfather (Harry Carey). Together with the ghost, Lew travels back through his son's life and sees that he did live a full and happy life, after all, and that his death in combat was not really a waste.
      Director
      Irving Pichel
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 27, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 13m