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Something Always Happens

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Director: Michael Powell

Cast: Ian Hunter, Nancy O'Neil, John Singer

Directed by Michael Powell, this classic British film follows Peter Middleton, an optimistic unemployed former car salesman whose girlfriend, Cynthia, wants him to be more ambitious so they can get married. Capitalizing upon Peter's entrepreneurial spirit, Cynthia persuades him to pitch one of his business ideas -- that gas stations would do better if they were more appealing -- to Mr. Hatch, the wealthy owner of a car factory. After Hatch dismisses the idea, Peter pitches it to a rival car factory to great success. Deception, betrayal, disguises and the withholding of a key piece of information lead to wacky comedy and, ultimately, a happy ending.

Genre: Comedy

Year: 1934

Running time: 69 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: Warner Bros.

Directed by Michael Powell, this classic British film follows Peter Middleton, an optimistic unemployed former car salesman whose girlfriend, Cynthia, wants him to be more ambitious so they can get married. Capitalizing upon Peter's entrepreneurial spirit, Cynthia persuades him to pitch one of his business ideas -- that gas stations would do better if they were more appealing -- to Mr. Hatch, the wealthy owner of a car factory. After Hatch dismisses the idea, Peter pitches it to a rival car factory to great success. Deception, betrayal, disguises and the withholding of a key piece of information lead to wacky comedy and, ultimately, a happy ending.




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