There have been a spate of London police murders, the victims always killed by a long knife (which the police know is a sword cane), the murders always taking place in a deserted but ... See full summary »
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »
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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 Philadelphia Friday 8 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Wednesday 17 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); 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 »
With this title I expected a Warners Bros. crime melodrama but seeing the producing studio was MGM, I was wary. It starts out like a WB production but shifts gears and becomes a warm and winning romantic comedy. Lucky Wilson (Montgomery) is a two-bit, womanizing extortionist. He's shot by the police in a getaway attempt and escapes to the country where he is nursed back to health by a warm, loving farm family. He of course falls for the daughter and completely reforms. When the police arrive to take him back, she promises to wait for him. Both leads do well with Montgomery giving one of his best performances, worthy of an Oscar nom. Equally good is the screenplay, which makes its moralizing point without a heavy hand (the Original Story was deservedly Oscar nominated). The direction by W.S. Van Dyke (whose superb work on THE THIN MAN that same year would be Oscar nommed) is breezy, witty and effervescent. A surprisingly enjoyable film well worth a watch.
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