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Joy of Living (1938) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Tay Garnett.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

Best Live Action ShortBoris Vermont, ProducerNominated

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Musical Monday: Joy of Living (1938)

on Mar 2, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Joy of Living (1938) ? Music... Read full article

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Margaret 'Maggie' Garret: I want another piece of beer.

Margaret 'Maggie' Garret: [looking at her maid under the steam ] Do you have to stay all day and smoke that thing?

Margaret 'Maggie' Garret: But I make $10,000 a week!
Harrison: Ten thousand? Hmm-mm.
[holds up ten fingers, then closes five]
Harrison: That balances Mr. Roosevelt's budget.
[counting off the other fingers]
Harrison: then there's Selena's singing lessons, the twins ballet lessons, Father's stock market contributions, Mother's antiques. The leaves you...
[makes an "o" with her hand]

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