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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Bette Davis insisted Warner's studio boss Jack L. Warner contribute the profits from this film to the war effort. 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 The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Riding for a Fall
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland) and Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Also in the score when they're discussing turning Joe into Eddie Cantor
Reprised by Morgan and Sweetland 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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