The New Pictures, Dec. 13, 1943

Happy Land (20th Century-Fox) cinematizes MacKinlay Kantor's tender, folksy elegy for a typical American Boy who is killed in the war, and for his typical American father, who is thereby killed in the spirit. It is an unusual, sincere, sometimes touching film.

After his son's death, the boy's father (Don Ameche) cannot bear to go back to his drugstore in a small Iowa town. He is scarcely able to endure the attempts of his wife (Frances Dee) to comfort him. But one Sunday morning the ghost of his grandfather (Harry Carey) materializes, wearing his...

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