The Happy Ending Poster

Release Date: 1969

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
When Fred (John Forsythe) asked for Mary's (Jean Simmons) hand in marriage, she thought she had the happy ending she only read about in fairy tales. Now it's 16 years later; Fred has had an affair, and Mary drowns her sorrows in pills and booze, a dangerous combination that nearly resulted in her death the year before. As Mary rushes off to the Bahamas for a relaxing escape from her crumbling marriage, she reflects on the past and wonders just where it all went wrong.

Cast: Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Lloyd Bridges

Director: Richard Brooks

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Marriage, Brooding, Escape, 1960s, Fall, Daughter, Husband, Love, Wife


Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)