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Mr. Lucky (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 1 July 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 -posing as 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
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Mr. Bryant
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Zepp
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Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage ...
Henchman
Walter Kingsford ...
Commissioner Hargraves
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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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Bundles for Freedom  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 18, 1943 with Cary Grant and Laraine Day reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [Calling to handyman after slot machine pays off] Hey, Blubber! Fix this thing!
Blubber: Something wrong, boss?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: It pays!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Daisy Kenyon (1947) 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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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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