Invitation to Happiness

Invitation to Happiness is a 1939 American drama film directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Claude Binyon. The film stars Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, Charlie Ruggles, Billy Cook, William Collier, Sr. and Marion Martin. The film was released on June 16, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Invitation to Happiness
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWesley Ruggles
Produced byWesley Ruggles
Screenplay byClaude Binyon
Story byMark Jerome
StarringIrene Dunne
Fred MacMurray
Charlie Ruggles
Billy Cook
William Collier, Sr.
Marion Martin
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byAlma Macrorie
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 16, 1939 (1939-06-16)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States


Albert 'King' Cole is a talented heavyweight boxer who has potential to achieve the championship. At least his trainer, Henry 'Pop' Hardy thinks so. Hardy brings in his friend Mr. Wayne to sponsor Cole. Cole meets Mr. Wayne's daughter, Eleanor who is arrogant, but Cole manages to catch Eleanor's attention. Will they overcome their differences and obstacles and be together?



  1. "Invitation to Happiness (1939) - Overview". 1939-06-08. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  2. Nugent, Frank S. "Invitation-to-Happiness - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-03-12.

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