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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
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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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25 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Brilham as Estrelas  »

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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

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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Soundtracks

Blues in the Night
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Discovering Eddie Cantor
24 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cantor was one of the biggest stars of his time. And this WW-II extravaganza showcases his comedy talents playing himself and a look-alike cab driver. Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie are the lovers, Dinah Shore gets a big buildup but her songs are drippy and awful. Edward Everett Horton and S.Z. Sakall are fun as the guys running the Cavalcade that Cantor forces himself into. Humphrey Bogart does a limp cameo, and big Warners stars appear in a series of funny stage numbers. Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, and Errol Flynn sing; Olivia de Havilland and Ida Lupino do a jive number; Hattie McDaniel sings in a Harlem number; Jack Carson and Alan Hale do an old-time Vaudeville number; Alexis Smith dances; Spike Jones does a novelty number; John Garfield sings on Cantor's radio show, etc. But aside from seeing these big stars, it's Eddie Cantor who makes this worthwhile. A HUGE stage, movie, and radio star, Cantor is wonderful lampooning himself (a la Bob Hope) and playing the nebbish cabbie (a la Woody Allen). While many of his Broadway contemporaries never quite made it in films (Sophie Tucker, Fannie Brice, George Jessell, Al Jolson, Marilyn Miller), Cantor's starring film career lasted almost 20 years, dating from the smash hit Whoopie! in 1930; his radio career lasted 30 years. Cantor is sadly forgotten now, but he was such a big star he won a special Oscar for his film work and his humanitarian efforts.


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