Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 1, 1957

The Happy Road (MGM) leads from a Swiss international school for children to gay Paree, and its steeplechase is a fairly pleasant mixture of the classic slapstick hide-and-go-seek elements of old-time Keystone comedies. The hiders, on the lam from teachers and texts, are two kids, ably though often too cutely played by Bobby Clark and Brigitte Fossey. (Pipes Bobby: "I don't think it's good for parents to be left alone too much!") The seekers are Bobby's widowed father (ProducerDirector Gene Kelly), a Paris-based U.S. businessman who sneers at the French as inefficient foreigners,...

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