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The Happy Ending
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Release Date:
22 May 1970 (Ireland) See more »
Marriage is a 30 billion dollar business! And that's just to get married. See more »
A middle-aged woman walks out on her husband and family in an desperate attempt to find herself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations See more »


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Jean Simmons ... Mary Wilson

John Forsythe ... Fred Wilson

Shirley Jones ... Flo Harrigan

Lloyd Bridges ... Sam

Teresa Wright ... Mrs. Spencer

Dick Shawn ... Harry Bricker

Nanette Fabray ... Agnes

Bobby Darin ... Franco (as Robert Darin)

Tina Louise ... Helen Bricker

Kathy Fields ... Marge Wilson

Karen Steele ... Divorcee
Gail Hensley ... Betty

Eve Brent ... Ethel

William O'Connell ... Minister (as Wm. O'Connell)
Barry Cahill ... Handsome Man
Miriam Blake ... Cindy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself - actor in 'Casablanca' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clark Gable ... Himself - actor in 'Susan Lenox' (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Gallaudet ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)

Jack LaLanne ... Himself on Television (uncredited)

Erin Moran ... Marge Wilson as a Child (uncredited)
Pat Nixon ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Queen Elizabeth II ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nanci Roberts ... The Model (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Brooks 
Writing credits
Richard Brooks (written by)

Produced by
Richard Brooks .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Conrad L. Hall (director of photography) (as Conrad Hall)
Film Editing by
George Grenville 
Costume Design by
Rita Riggs 
Makeup Department
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist (as Fred Blau)
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist (as Sidney Guilaroff)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Shaw .... assistant director
Art Department
Joe LaBella .... property master (as Joe La Bella)
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist
William Randall .... sound (as Wm. Randall Jr.)
Kay Rose .... sound editor
Harry Warren .... sound re-recordist
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Brooker .... key grip (as Art Brooker)
Harry Sundby .... chief electrician
Ronald Vidor .... first assistant camera
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Murray Jordan .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alan Bergman .... lyricist: songs
Marilyn Bergman .... lyrics by
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Kevin F. Cleary .... music recording (as Kevin Cleary)
Michael Dees .... singer
William Eaton .... singer (as Bill Eaton)
Michel Legrand .... composer: songs
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Al Horwits .... public relations
Gene Levy .... production assistant
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amar Sem Amor" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Con los ojos cerrados" - Spain
"El amargo fin" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Happî Endo/Shiawase no kanata ni" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Happy Ending" - Denmark
"Happy-End für eine Ehe" - West Germany
"Istoria mias pantremenis" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Lieto fine" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Myötä- ja vastoinkäymisissä" - Finland
"Saadet günleri" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Szczesliwe zakonczenie" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Tempo para Amar, Tempo para Esquecer" - Brazil
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Rated R for some substance abuse and brief nudity (re-rating) (2015)
117 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:SOA | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:X | USA:M (original rating) | USA:PG (original video rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2015) (#22340)

Did You Know?

Teresa Wright was just 11 years older than Jean Simmons, who was playing her daughter.See more »
Anachronisms: During opening credit sequence, many late model 1960's cars can be seen in flashback scene supposedly set 15 years earlier.See more »
Mary Wilson:What's the secret formula? Why do you look 28, and I'm afraid to look in the mirror?
Flo:Power, baby. There's white power, green power, black power, electric, horse, and man-power!
Flo:[they both laugh] I've got staying power. I've been massaged, barraged, creamed and reamed with every slop and goo on the market. I've tried the Yogi bit. Ying and yang, biff and bang, the works. You name it, I've done it. All in the name of youth and beauty. God knows, I've even prayed for it.
Flo:Baby, there's one big difference between us: *you* got married.
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Movie Connections:
Features Smilin' Through (1932)See more »
Whistle While You SwingSee more »


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