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Mr. Lucky (1943)

Approved  |   |  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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28 May 1943 (USA)  »

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Aventureiro de Sorte  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A car does a 180 degree turn on the George Washington Bridge, a sequence that may have inspired a similar incident in Mario Puzo's "The Godfather." 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

Dorothy Bryant: But it's gambling!
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [smiling] Not the way I do it.
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Connections

Followed by Mr. Lucky (1959) 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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Great movie, one of Grant's best and funniest
21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great Cary Grant movie, that never takes it self to seriously. The plot is easy to follow, and the acting is well done. The love story is really secondary to the entire gambling story, and that's where this movie is really good and funny. There have been some comments that the chemistry between the Grant and Day is not great, but I think otherwise. The love story is really the back story, setting the stage for the ending, and keeping the movie light hearted and often times funny. This movie also has a lot of subtle humor, and you need to have somewhat of a "different" sense of humor to appreciate it all. However, this is a great sit down, popcorn, easy to enjoy Cary Grant flick.


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