Invitation To Happiness

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Sports

MacMurray is a boxer who spends too much time in the ring and not enough at the dinner table. As a young fighter, he marries Dunne after her father, Collier, purchases a half-interest in his contract, and she reluctantly accepts the considerable amount of time he must spend on the road and in training. He is out of town fighting when Dunne has their first...read more

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MacMurray is a boxer who spends too much time in the ring and not enough at the dinner table. As a young fighter, he marries Dunne after her father, Collier, purchases a half-interest in his contract, and she reluctantly accepts the considerable amount of time he must spend on the road and

in training. He is out of town fighting when Dunne has their first child. He continues, however, to live for the sport in the hope of getting a crack at the championship. But after nearly 10 years of MacMurray's lifestyle, his son is a virtual stranger to him. His attempts at getting close to the

boy fail, and Dunne eventually files for divorce. Her action neatly coincides with her husband's chance to become world champ. His son comes to the fight and when Dad gets knocked to the mat, the sight of Junior gives him the strength to get back up. MacMurray puts up a good fight but is defeated.

He is, however, at least able to win back the love and respect of his family. A fine attempt at showing the strains life in the spotlight can place on a family.

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