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Skipper Clark (as Bill Boyd)
Dorothy Wilson ...
Fran Whitley
William Gargan ...
Bob Hughes
Bob Rose ...
Rusty McDonald (as Robert Rose)
Roscoe Ates ...
Gabby (as Rosco Ates)
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Slugger Jones
Julie Haydon ...
Doris Jones
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Happy White
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Visitor
Sylvia Picker ...
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Frankie Wilde (as Creighton Chaney)
Gladden James ...
Neville Silverman - Assistant Director
Phyllis Fraser ...
Toots
Edwin Stanley ...
Mr. Spence, a Director
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A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when Slugger Jones is killed doing his last stunt right after his marriage. Skipper Clark and Bob Hughes prevent a down-and-out girl, Fran, from committing suicide, and help her get an acting job at the studio. Romance follows, with Skipper marrying Fran, but with the understanding he'll continue doing his stuntwork. But Skipper freezes during a stunt when the frantic Fran signals him to stop, and his friend Bob is nearly killed. This washes Skipper up in the stunt business, so he takes a job on the labor crew, shooting on location, and leaving the pregnant Fran in the care of a cheap doctor. When he gets a wire from the doctor telling him Fran must be sent to a hospital, he decides to do a dangerous stunt the other stuntmen refuse, going over a 30-foot waterfall in a rowboat, for the $200 needed for the ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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THEY CALL THEM LUCKY DEVILS IF THEY LIVE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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3 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Cincuenta dólares, una vida  »

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The prison set where Bob and Skipper perform the staged fight is the reformatory built for The Godless Girl (1929). See more »

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About Hollywood Stunt Men
10 February 2002 | by (Studio City, California) – See all my reviews

A fun romp, Starring William Boyd, (best known as Hopalong Cassidy)about a group of Hollywood stunt men. The story by Bob Rose and Casey Robinson, two of the top stunt men of the era, follows the men through the up and downs of the stunt world in early films. Complete with a rousing song,sung several times in the film, about the trials and tribulations of the Hollywood stunt man, not unlike the "Fall Guy" theme. You get a glimpse of "state of the art" stunts of that time and it ends with William Boyd using all of his "stunt" skills to race from Big Bear back to Hollywood to make the birth of his child. It's fun, and gives a good look at old Hollywood as it plays as the backdrop for the story. Just a look at the size of the palm trees lets you know just how long ago this took place. Enjoy!


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