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The Happy Ending (1931 film)

The Happy Ending
Directed byMillard Webb
Written bySidney Gilliat
H. Fowler Mear
Based onThe Happy Ending
by Ian Hay
Produced byL'Estrange Fawcett
StarringGeorge Barraud
Daphne Courtney
Alfred Drayton
CinematographyPercy Strong
Edited byR. E. Dearing
Distributed byGaumont 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.



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


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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