Happy Ever After

Happy Ever after is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Mario Zampi and starring David Niven, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald and George Cole. Its plot concerns the accidental death of an Irish landowner who bequeaths his estate to his cousin. It was released in the United States under the title Tonight's the Night.


Aged General O'Leary is fatally injured while trying to jump a wall with his horse. On his deathbed, the beloved old Irishman bequeaths £1,000 each to his cousin and fellow landowner Major McGluskey and to Doctor Michael Flynn and cancels all debts owed to him. The rest of the estate goes to a distant relative, Jasper O'Leary, who has never before set foot in the hamlet of Rathbarney.

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    contentLocation Republic of Ireland
    director Mario Zampi
    editor Kathleen Connors
    genre comedy
    keywords deathbed injured jilt
    musicBy Stanley Black
    producer Mario Zampi
    productionCompany Associated British Picture Corporation
    publisher Associated British-Pathé