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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

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Cast

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Eddie Cantor / Joe Simpson
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Olivia de Havilland
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John Garfield
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Pat Dixon
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Ida Lupino
Dennis Morgan ...
Tommy Randolph
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Ann Sheridan
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Dinah Shore
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Alexis Smith
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Jack Carson
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Alan Hale
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George Tobias
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Storyline

Two producers are putting together a Calvacade of Stars for a wartime charity show. Along with a list of well-knowns they promote the work of an unknown singer and songwriter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

25 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Brilham as Estrelas  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, Eddie Cantor winds up in a mental hospital, where he is mistakenly scheduled for a lobotomy. As he flees the operating room, Cantor passes a gurney and meets the "real patient" for the lobotomy. It is Bert Gordon, a.k.a. "The Mad Russian," a regular and very popular character on Cantor's weekly radio comedy show. Gordon greets Cantor with the Mad Russian's signature line, "How do you do-oo-oo?" See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes where Eddie Cantor, dressed as an American Indian, is being chased by other men dressed as American Indians, the film negative has been flipped - you can see the signs on store windows are clearly backward/mirror images of what they are supposed to read. See more »

Quotes

Farnsworth: [On the phone, posing as a fictitious Southern reporter for a non-existent newspaper] Mr. Cantor, sir, this is Colonel Robert E. Jefferson of the Montgomery Post Gazette. What we all down here wants, from you all up there, is the complete story of your life, sir... Now, you begin right at the beginning, sir, and don't omit any of the details, no matter how boring they may be, sir. Yes, sir.
Eddie Cantor: Fine! Well, Colonel, my ancestors crossed the Plains in the first covered wagon. If you ever saw my ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the words "THE END" are sewn into the curtains. See more »

Connections

References Whoopee! (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Isn't Born (It's Made)
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Ann Sheridan and chorus girls
Reprised by her at the end
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Bird's eye view of Warners Hollywood in the early 1940s
3 March 2006 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

The unforgettable Eddie Cantor is the glue which holds this wartime extravaganza together. He was one of the few great singers who could double as a first rate comedian.

Other reviewers have pretty much covered all angles but for me the high point is the appearance of Spike Jones and his City Slickers, performing one of their hilarious numbers. Once you've experienced Spike, you just can't get enough of his unique style, if that's the right word.

Bogart's appearance is amusing while Miss Davis provides a memorable performance. None of the other Warners stars really stand out. For me, 'Starlift' is a better star vehicle, though it would come almost a decade later.


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