The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 6, 1950

The Happy Time (by Samuel Taylor; based on Robert Fontaine's book; produced by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) wheels into position another of the aggressively picturesque families that enjoy great popularity on Broadway. The Bonnards, headed by jaunty, Gallic grandpere (Edgar Stehli), are French-Canadians living in Ottawa in the early 19205. There are grandpère's three sons—a "crazy violinist" (Claude Dauphin), a round-the-clock tosspot (Kurt Kasznar), and a round-the-town ladies' man (Richard Hart); his often disapproving Scottish-Presbyterian daughter-in-law (Leora Dana); and his grandson (Johnny Stewart) who stands on the curb of adolescence...

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