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The Pursuit of Happiness
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Produced by David Susskind
Music by Randy Newman
Cinematography Dick Kratina
Editing by Hughes Winborne
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date(s) February 1971
Running time 93 min
Country United States
Language English

The Pursuit of Happiness was released in February 1971. The movie is about a student who goes on the run to avoid serving his full prison sentence for vehicular manslaughter. The film was directed by Robert Mulligan. The producer was David Susskind and the associate producer, Alan Shayne. The screenplay was written by Jon Boothe and George L. Sherman.


A disenchanted college student (William Popper) is convicted of manslaughter for killing a woman with his car. With only a week left on his sentence and the help of his girlfriend he escapes to Canada, making both of them wanted fugitives.

Principal cast



Folmar Blangsted, Film Editor


Dick Kratina was Director of Photography.


Dave Grusin, Music

Randy Newman,Composer


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