“This is not the right can!”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
Groucho and Chico were reined in as well, and given ancillary roles that truly do feel tacked-on. With that said, Love Happy isn’t entirely disappointing: Ilona Massey (best known for her role as the Baroness Elsa Frankenstein in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man) plays an enjoyably hiss-worthy villainess:
… and Vera-Ellen’s dancing is always a treat (it’s nice to see her here looking a little healthier and less gaunt).
Meanwhile, Harpo’s antics (scripted in part by Frank Tashlin) are occasionally amusing. Love Happy is also known for “featuring” Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest films — though her notoriety here is a bit of a joke, given that she literally waltzes into a room late in the story, says a few lines, then shimmies back out, all within the space of a minute or so.
That’s it. She’s sexy, but is literally of no importance to the storyline at all: be forewarned.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments: