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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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Complete credited cast:
Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
Dorothy Bryant
Hard Swede
Captain Veronica Steadman
Mr. Bryant
Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage ...
Walter Kingsford ...
Commissioner Hargraves
Mrs. Van Every


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:

Bundles for Freedom  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Laraine Day was on loan-out from MGM. See more »


When Joe is in the Greek Orthodox church, we hear Latin music in the background. This would be sung at a Roman Catholic church, but never at a Greek Orthodox one. See more »


Mr. Bryant: [angrily to Joe] Get out of here! Get out of here! Get your greasy black head out of here!
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Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more »


Followed by Mr. Lucky (1959) See more »


Something To Remember You By
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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