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The Merry Frinks

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The Merry Frinks
Directed byAlfred E. Green
Written byGene Markey
Kathryn Scola
Produced byRobert Lord
Hal B. Wallis
StarringAline MacMahon
Guy Kibbee
Hugh Herbert
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byJames Gibbon
Music byBernhard Kaun
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
May 26, 1934
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Merry Frinks is a 1934 American comedy film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee and Hugh Herbert. It is also known by the alternative title of Happy Family.


A put-upon mother inherits a fortune, on the condition that she abandon her deadbeat family. This spurs her family members to attempt to reform themselves in an effort to win her back.[1]



  1. ^ Hanson p.215


  • Hanson, Philip. This Side of Despair: How the Movies and American Life Intersected During the Great Depression. Associated University Presse, 2008.

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