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Mr. Lucky (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 28 May 1943 (USA)
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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Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
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Dorothy Bryant
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Captain Veronica Steadman
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Crunk
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Mr. Bryant
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Zepp
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Mrs. Mary Ostrander
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Mrs. Van Every
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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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Bundles for Freedom  »

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The Characters and Events Depicted in this Photoplay are Fictional. Any Similarity to Actual Persons, Living or Dead, is Purely Coincidental. See more »

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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: Never Give a sucker an even break. But don't cheat a friend. I believe in that, I live by it. You don't think I'd play phony with you, well, you lost.
Captain Veronica Steadman: Oh but I didn't know the rules of the game.
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Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more »

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Soundtracks

Something To Remember You By
(1930)
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Whistled often by Cary Grant
Played at the charity ball
Variations often in the score
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Loraine Day at her most stunning..oh, and Cary, too!
5 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is really a wonderful and somewhat surprising film. Grant plays against type, at least if you think his type is the suave, urbane lover boy who has never taken a false step...

The real surprise for me, though, is how strong Day is in this film. She is photographed beautifully; the cinematographer made sure she had a strong eye light in nearly every scene and she looks stunning. But more than that, she just seems totally on her game and involved. Perhaps some of that credits goes to Grant, who seems to be having fun with the whole thing.

Ron


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