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While running away from the police, playboy racketeer Jack 'Lucky' Wilson receives a non-life threatening bullet wound. Lucky manages to escape and drives as far as he can before passing out. Lucky is found by farmer Henry Miller, who believes Lucky is an innocent man who was randomly shot by gangsters. Lucky contacts his partner, Tony Berrelli, who sends the mob payrolled doctor to check on Lucky's condition. Tony believes this situation is perfect: the Miller farm is the perfect hide-out for Lucky from the police during Lucky's recuperation. Farm life is against Lucky's sensibilities, that is until he meets the pretty Miller daughter, Pauline. He immediately falls for her and she for him. Lucky needs to figure out how to reconcile his gangster background with the simple farm life, especially with Henry who has had his own bad experiences with racketeers, and with the police who are still after him. Written by
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 17 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Saturday 31 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City its earliest documented broadcast took place 14 June 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco Sunday 28 February 1960 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »
When Pauline is arranging the preserves, Lucky comes into the cupboard and they kiss. She has her left arm completely around his neck, and seconds later the arm is on his chest. See more »
Ladies man and gangster Lucky Wilson (Robert Montgomery) is shot by the police but manages to escape, driving into the country before passing out. He's found and taken in by a kindly family. They nurse Lucky back to health thinking he was the innocent victim of a gangster shoot-out. Gradually Lucky starts to fall for the pretty daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan) and has second thoughts about his criminal ways.
Montgomery is at his charming best here. Even when he's bad, you can't help but like him. Lovely O'Sullivan was no stranger to taming wild men in films, obviously. She's one of the most likable actresses from the '30s and movies like this show why. Whitford Kane and Elizabeth Patterson are terrific as Maureen's pure, salt-of-the-earth parents. Mickey Rooney is fun as their son. Edward Arnold is great as the tough detective out to get Lucky (ha!). Muriel Evans is extremely sexy in her small part as nightclub singer Baby. Va-va-va-voom! It's a funny, sentimental film with a little bit of edge and a great cast. Give it a shot.
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