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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

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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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charity | gambling | con | socialite | con man | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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

RKO's second biggest hit of 1943, netting $1.603 million, it was only outperformed at the box office by the vastly lower-budgeted Hitler's Children (1943). 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: Now watch this.
[rolls dice]
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Seven.
Captain Veronica Steadman: How do you do it?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Influence. You bring me the right people, I'll get you that hundred thousand.
Captain Veronica Steadman: But it's gambling!
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Not the way I do it.
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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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Effective change of pace
5 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Atypical Cary Grant film starts out with dark tone.Movie also has the theme of the responsibility of serving during wartime.;this is pieced together with the familiar gambler trying to fleece beautiful woman plot device.It makes for a very good film despite going back and forth.There is some role reversal as Grant rejects the girl, played by Laraine Day, because he thinks she is only interested in him for his money instead of the other way around.Day does very well in Myrna Loy.,Irene Dunne type role.Film features some dialogue written in the form of made up words,the combination of two regular words.Film is somewhat similar to Grant's "None but the lonely heart".


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