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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

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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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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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25 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Adorables estrellas  »

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(Turner library print) (copyright length)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Cantor, as Joe the bus driver, tells Joan Leslie that he and his friends all live together in a place called "Gower Gulch". In reality "Gower Gulch" was the area near Gower St. and Hollywood Blvd. where many low-budget production companies and independent producers had their offices. It was so named because most of the films they made were westerns--which were cheaper to make than any other genre--and many cowboy actors and extras hung out in the area looking for work. 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: What Dr. Schlenna is trying to say is that we are using motion picture names exclusively...
Eddie Cantor: 'Motion pi-'! I've been a picture star for years! Wouldn't you call *me* a name?
Farnsworth: Oh, definitely - but not the kind I can put in lights.
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Soundtracks

London Bridge Is Falling Down
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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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