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Lucky Jordan (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  16 November 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Helen Walker ...
Jill Evans
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Slip Moran
Mabel Paige ...
Annie ('Ma')
Marie McDonald ...
Pearl
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Ernest Higgins
Dave Willock ...
Angelo Palacio
Russell Hoyt ...
Eddie
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Herr Kesselman
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Kilpatrick
Clem Bevans ...
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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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 8, 1951 with Alan Ladd and Sheldon Leonard reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Slip Moran: If you want to keep a dame from squawkin' you need to break her squawker.
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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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