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Lucky Jordan (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 16 November 1942 (USA)
Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts...to find ... See full summary »

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Jill Evans
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Slip Moran
Mabel Paige ...
Annie ('Ma')
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Pearl
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Ernest Higgins
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Angelo Palacio
Russell Hoyt ...
Eddie
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Herr Kesselman
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Kilpatrick
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Gas Station Attendant
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Hired Gun
Charles Cane ...
Sergeant
George Meader ...
Clarence
Virginia Brissac ...
Clarence's Wife
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Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts...to find his former henchman selling the mob's services to enemy spies and saboteurs. Meanwhile, Jill, the attractive WAC he's taken hostage, hopes to reform him (by any means at her disposal). But it takes an unexpected plot twist to make Jordan change his ways... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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16 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Coração de Pedra  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 31, 1944 with Alan Ladd reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Lucky Jordan: Don't you know that you shouldn't be drinking at your age?
Annie: I'd like to be drinking at your age, but time passes.
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entertaining spy thriller with a light touch
5 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This picture was fun to watch. Alan Ladd had a style as a gangster that counterpointed well with the wonderful Sheldon Leonard ("Hey, Buddy, ... C'mere!") Helen Walker presented an unusually perky, sexy look that was never really exploited in the movies. When she distracted the nazi spy he was not alone. I sat through the movie again to be distracted a second time. The picture may become a cult 'classic', if it has not already and I recommend most insistently that you view it. Ladd's involvement with the old 'bag lady' will touch you. Once again, for a light comedy, spy thriller (The Second World War was in full sway) it was away ahead of most of it's ilk. My favourite Alan Ladd movie.


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