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Lucky Devils (1933)

Passed  -  Action | Drama  -  3 February 1933 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Skipper Clark (as Bill Boyd)
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Happy White
William Gargan ...
Bob Hughes
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Slugger Jones
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Frankie (as Creighton Chaney)
Bob Rose ...
Rusty (as Robert Rose)
Dorothy Wilson ...
Fran Whitley
Julie Haydon ...
Doris Jones
Sylvia Picker ...
Gladden James ...
Neville Silverman - Assistant Director
Edwin Stanley ...
Mr. Spence, a Director
Roscoe Ates ...
Gabby (as Rosco Ates)
Phyllis Fraser ...
Toots
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Ginger
Alan Roscoe ...
Mr. Hacket, 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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A thrill-romance of the men who make the movies m-o-v-e! See more »

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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Lucky Devils (1933)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Last month I watched a short called Thrills for Spills, which focused on stunt players in movies and this film here features one intense stunt, which was featured in that short. This RKO film, based on stories by two real-life stuntmen, stars William Boyd as the leader of a group of stuntmen who always tells his men not to fall in love because this will get them killed in their stunts because their minds will be on their wife and not the job. Boys eventually falls for a woman (Dorothy Wilson) who never makes it in Hollywood and his love for her costs a stunt to go horribly wrong. Soon Boyd is without a job and when his wife needs $100 to get into a hospital he must try one of the most dangerous stunts out there for the money. This film is pretty silly but it moves incredibly well in its short 64-minute running time. Boyd is very energetic in his role and the supporting cast is just as impressive. Bruce Cabot and Lon Chaney, Jr. (still using his real name Creighton) plays two of the stuntmen and it's always nice seeing them in these types of roles. Roscoe Ates, the stutterer in Freaks, has a role here as well, which requires him to be humiliated throughout. The stunt scenes are all very well done and it's nice seeing a movie taking a look at these men who never get enough credit.


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