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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  25 September 1943 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Eddie Cantor / Joe Simpson
Olivia de Havilland
John Garfield
Pat Dixon
Ida Lupino
Tommy Randolph
Ann Sheridan
Dinah Shore
Alexis Smith
Alan Hale
George Tobias


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 <>

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

25 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adorables estrellas  »

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Probably Errol Flynn's most uncharacteristic screen appearance occurred in this film when he sang and danced his way through a pub number entitled "That's What You Jolly Well Get". See more »


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Blues in the Night
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by John Garfield on a radio show
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We May Not Be Polished, but We Are Enthusiastic
16 July 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

There's enough bounce and energy in this Warner's showcase to light up a whole city. What great light entertainment for the boys overseas and folks on the homefront (after all, it's 1943). Eddie Cantor really comes through with the plot spark, racing around like the Energizer bunny, and playing dual roles (did they pay him double). Then there's handsome Dennis Morgan and all-American Joan Leslie making an attractive pair to hang the romantic hat on. And get a load of Bogart dropping his tough guy act if for just a moment, plus an off-key Garfield warbling, of all things.

No, the music is nothing to write home about, but the performers are an enthusiastic bunch, so who cares. There's drama queens Lupino and de Haviland as jive-talking hepcats (note they only dance "in place"), and, of course, Warner's reigning drama queen Bette Davis doing something or other in her inimitable style. But I especially like the Hattie McDaniel free-for-all that really does light up the screen. Apparently, however, someone decided to slow things down with Ann Sheridan's static number where the girls sit around like prom princesses. But at least we boys get to ogle them.

Too bad this rouser wasn't sent to Hitler and Tojo. They would have tossed in the towel immediately. Because it's obvious that no country with this kind of energy and dynamism could possibly lose a war. And, yes, it's still great unpolished entertainment, with what looks like a lot of people having a lot of fun.

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