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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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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Release Date:

25 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brilham as Estrelas  »

Company Credits

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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

The last of nine movies made together by Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn, though they are not a couple in this film. 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

Eddie Cantor: How about it, soldier? Show the little lady all the homes of the movie stars?
Sailor: I'm sorry, Mac. I got an hour. I gotta get back to my ship.
Eddie Cantor: What better way can you spend your last hour than a nice bus ride.
Sailor: [Arm in arm with a beautiful blonde] Are you kidding?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Wintermärchen
(1893) (uncredited)
aka "Hearts and Flowers"
Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played when Joe is performing in the mirror while driving the bus
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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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