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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

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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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Also Known As:

Aventureiro de Sorte  »

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Writer Milton Holmes said that his story was inspired by a real 1936 event, where a nightclub owner staged a one-night gambling benefit at the Beverly Hills Hotel to raise $40,000 for a church. In his original story, the character of Joe dies at the end. See more »

Goofs

When Joe replaces the bottle on the water cooler the first time, the angle of the bottle changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Hard Swede: [as Joe enters the car] Where did you get hat butt?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [Smoking with an abdominal bullet wound] Well, i promoted it off a guy.
Hard Swede: One cough out of you, and you'll fill this seat with oatmeal.
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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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Mr Lucky is one of my favorite Cary Grant movies
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Awesome cast and awesome movie...one of Cary's best. My daughter has used this particular movie to rate her boyfriends: if they did not like this movie, she would dump them. One of my favorite things about this movie is the lingo used. Briny marlin - my darlin, bottle and stopper -copper, lady from bristol - pistol. long and linger - finger. The supporting cast is wonderful. When they are learning how to knit and a crowd gathers it is hilarious. I love how he uses the coin with a hook on it to win the blankets for the war relief and then tells Lorraine Day when she finds it and tells him to show her again, he never takes advantage of a friend. Good morals in this movie - do the right thing, and all turns out well.


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