Theater: Amiable Amble

Walking Happy might have been called My Fair Laddie. This musical substitutes a semiarticulate Lancashire bootmaker, Will Mossop (Norman Wisdom), for that semiarticulate Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle. It puts the Professor Higgins role of personality remolder into the hands of Maggie Hobson (Louise Troy), a granite-spined spinster of 30. Her father, meek Will Mossop's employer, is a Victorian boot merchant, martinet and toper (George Rose) who almost drops the copper mug from his mutton chops when he learns that his daughter plans to marry Mossop, who is so far below the stairs...

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