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Mr. Lucky (1943)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 May 1943 (USA)
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
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Dorothy Bryant
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Hard Swede
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Captain Veronica Steadman
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Crunk
Henry Stephenson ...
Mr. Bryant
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Zepp
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Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage ...
Henchman
Walter Kingsford ...
Commissioner Hargraves
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Van Every
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Storyline

Joe Adams takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Dorothy Bryant and has a change of heart. Written by Jenny Curtis <curti016@gold.tc.umn.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

28 May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventureiro de Sorte  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 20, 1950 with Cary Grant reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Joe shakes hands with Dorothy in the car, the distant shot shows him with his arm stretched downward from above, but the subsequent close shot shows him with his arm level. See more »

Quotes

Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [Calling to handyman after slot machine pays off] Hey, Blubber! Fix this thing!
Blubber: Something wrong, boss?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: It pays!
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Something To Remember You By
(1930)
(unredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Whistled often by Cary Grant
Played at the charity ball
Variations often in the score
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slick and well-made
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very well-made and enjoyable film. While not exactly a wonderful film, it is very worth watching and an excellent example of Cary Grant's acting and charm. It's a wartime propaganda film that takes a different slant--instead of being heavy-handed and centering on war, it focuses on a con man who thinks he's slick for avoiding the draft--fighting is only for "suckers". As the film progresses, his unshakable bravado suddenly becomes shaken when he meets lovely Loraine Day. Somehow, she gets through to this charming jerk and he knows he can't continue as he's been doing. It's an interesting character study and a welcome change from the usual.


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