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Lucky Star (1929)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  18 August 1929 (USA)
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mary Tucker
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Timothy Osborn
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Sgt. Martin Wrenn
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Joe
Hedwiga Reicher ...
Mrs. Tucker
Gloria Grey ...
Mary Smith
Hector Sarno ...
Pop Fry (as Hector V. Sarno)
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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18 August 1929 (USA)  »

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(TCM print)

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(Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)|

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1.33 : 1
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According the Netherlands Film Museum, which restored "Lucky Star", the film was originally a part talkie, with some dialog and effects, but the soundtrack has been lost. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Janet Gaynor (1962) See more »

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Extraordinarily luminous
7 June 2002 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

I wholeheartedly concur with the first reviewer. This is one of the most perfectly crafted of all silent masterpieces, and a further evidence that sound was unnecessary to produce such poignant and moving images. I was amazed how extremely haunting and luminous this movie was. There is no greater degree of luminosity; each scene is a lush, radiant extension of a romantic painting. The brief war scenes alone surpass those in "7th Heaven" and the ethereal romantic moments between Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor match theirs in "Street Angel". I love that scene in which Farrel tells Gaynor why he's on the wheelchair. The photography and story may owe a lot to Murnau's epochal "Sunrise" but most of the material is Borzage's own.

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