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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Thank Your Lucky Stars  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Conrad Wiedell takes Bette Davis and does a "Jitterbug" dance, she felt he was holding back in rehearsals, and told him to treat her like an experienced dance partner. When the cameras rolled, Wiedell - a national jitterbug champion hired specifically for this dance - pulled out all the stops and swung her around and she fell on her knee. As she finishes her song, you see her limping out of the nightclub set and leaning against a post, rubbing her knee. This was a real injury, but she finished the song despite the pain. When director David Butler asked Davis to "try it once more", she replied, "No! No! I said one take, and that was it." She then turned to the press who had shown up to watch her number, telling them "Show's over, gentlemen. Now get the hell out." 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: Dinah, Please tell them that I'm Cantor and I'll double your salary.
Dinah Shore: I don't know who you are, but if you'll double my salary, you're certainly not Cantor!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Night, Good Neighbor
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Dennis Morgan and chorus girls and
Danced by Alexis Smith, Igor Dega and Arnold Kent
Reprised by all four at the end
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Winning the war through song and good humour
7 January 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

During the war years, the studios made quite a number of all-star, flag-waving extravaganzas -- "Star Spangled Rhythm", "This Is the Army", "Hollywood Canteen".

To me, "Thank Your Lucky Stars" is easily the best of the home-front morale-boosters. The connecting plot featuring Eddie Cantor and the ever-perky Joan Leslie is funny, while the cameo appearances by the first echelon at Warner Brothers are of uniform interest, with many of the stars playing completely unconventional parts. Both Errol Flynn and Bette Davis sing, and quite amusingly too.


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