Happy Anniversary (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Happy Anniversary1959

Happy Anniversary (1959)





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A comedy with songs has the Walter's celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary. Chris (David Niven) and Alice (Mitzi Gaynor) are a happily married couple with two children. After too many drinks at the anniversary dinner, Chris reveals to his in-laws that he and Alice engaged in pre-marital sex in the year previous to their marriage. Upon returning home, Chris and Alice argue over his inebriated confession in front of her parents, which is overheard by the children. Thinking their parents will divorce, daughter Debbie (Patti Duke) reveals the argument on a popularly televised kid's show.

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David Niven
as Chris Walters
Mitzi Gaynor
as Alice Walters
Loring Smith
as Mr. Gans
Phyllis Povah
as Mrs. Gans
Patty Duke
as Debbie Walters
Kevin Coughlin
as Okkie Walters
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Critic Reviews for Happy Anniversary

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

When this tedium has reached its happy ending one's relief is mixed with pity for the admirable Mr. Niven. Hard as he tries and deftly as he delivers his lines he remains a victim of mis-casting.

May 27, 2021 | Full Review…

A puerile farce.

January 25, 2022 | Full Review…

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