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Director:
Writers:
Norman Panama (screen play) &
Melvin Frank (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
25 September 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
An All Star Man In the Iron Mask See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Humphrey Bogart

Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Cantor / Joe Simpson

Bette Davis ... Bette Davis

Olivia de Havilland ... Olivia de Havilland

Errol Flynn ... Errol Flynn

John Garfield ... John Garfield

Joan Leslie ... Pat Dixon

Ida Lupino ... Ida Lupino
Dennis Morgan ... Tommy Randolph

Ann Sheridan ... Ann Sheridan

Dinah Shore ... Dinah Shore

Alexis Smith ... Alexis Smith

Jack Carson ... Jack Carson

Alan Hale ... Alan Hale

George Tobias ... George Tobias

Edward Everett Horton ... Farnsworth

S.Z. Sakall ... Dr. Schlenna (as S.K. Sakall)

Hattie McDaniel ... Gossip in 'Ice Cold Katie' Number
Ruth Donnelly ... Nurse Hamilton
Don Wilson ... Radio Announcer
Spike Jones and His City Slickers ... Novelty Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spike Jones ... Leader of His City Slickers
Harry Adams ... Doorman in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Samuel Adams ... Bartender in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Doris Ake ... Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Henry Armetta ... Angelo the Barber (uncredited)
Paulita Arvizu ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lynn Baggett ... Miss Latin America in 'Good Night, Good Neighbor' Number (uncredited)
Harry A. Bailey ... Bald-Headed Man in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Leah Baird ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Juliette Ball ... Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Elmer Ballard ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Pete (uncredited)

Joy Barlow ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Janet Barrett ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Benny Bartlett ... Page Boy (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Busboy (uncredited)
Willie Best ... Soldier in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Bartender in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Lennie Bluett ... Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Mildred Boyd ... Dancer and Singer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Jess Lee Brooks ... Justice in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Morgan Brown ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
James Burke ... Bill - the Intern Guard (uncredited)
David Butler ... David Butler (uncredited)
Rita Christiani ... Ice Cold Katie in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Stanley Clements ... Boy (uncredited)
J.W. Cody ... Indian (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Audience Extra (uncredited)
Alan Cook ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Westerner in Dennis Morgan Number (uncredited)
James Coppedge ... Boy (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Westerner in Dennis Morgan Number (uncredited)
Eleanor Counts ... Girl Friend of Sailor (uncredited)
Howard Davies ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Dorothy Dayton ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Igor Dega ... Dancer in 'Good Night, Good Neighbor' Number (uncredited)
Harry Depp ... Table Extra in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Joe DeRita ... Meek Man (uncredited)
William Desmond ... Westerner in Dennis Morgan Number (uncredited)
Henri DeSoto ... Maitre d'Hotel in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Marty (uncredited)
Dick Earle ... Customer in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Customer in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... Assistant Chef (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Sailor (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Policeman (uncredited)
Iris Flores ... Dancer (uncredited)
Art Foster ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Charles Francis ... Bald-Headed Man in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Louise Franklin ... Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
George B. French ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Doorman (uncredited)
Phyllis Godfrey ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Bert Gordon ... Patient (uncredited)
William Haade ... Finchley the Butler (uncredited)
Harriette Haddon ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Bobby Hale ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Engineer (uncredited)
Avanelle Harris ... Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Audience Extra (uncredited)
Paul Harvey ... Dr. Kirby (uncredited)
Hubert Head ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Mark Hellinger ... Mark Hellinger (uncredited)
Cleo Herndon ... Dancer and Singer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Marjorie Hoshelle ... Maid (uncredited)
Earl Hunsaker ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... Cab Driver in 'Good Night, Good Neighbor' Number (uncredited)
Henry Iblings ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Harry - Man in Audience (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Noble Johnson ... Charlie the Indian (uncredited)
Matthew Jones ... Gambler in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Pub Waiter in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Arnold Kent ... Dancer in 'Good Night, Good Neighbor' Number (uncredited)
Dudley Kuzelle ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Lucille La Marr ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Mary Landa ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Richard Lane ... Barney Johnson (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Chef (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Assistant Photographer in 'Ice Cold Katie' Number (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ... Commentator (uncredited)
Angelita Mari ... Duenna in 'Good Night, Good Neighbor' Number (uncredited)
Joan Matthews ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Doctor Wheaton (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Olaf (uncredited)
Fred McEvoy ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Fireman in Humphrey Bogart Sequence (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Millie Monroe ... Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Audience Extra at Radio Show (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Dance Extra in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Engineer (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Drunk in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Florence O'Brien ... Singer & Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number (uncredited)
Helen O'Hara ... Girl in Ann Sheridan Number (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Maid (uncredited)
Harriet Olsen ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Sylvia Opert ... Hatcheck Girl in Bette Davis Number / A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Virginia Patton ... Girl in Ann Sheridan Number (uncredited)
Harry Pilcer ... Man in Broadcasting Station (uncredited)
Angi O. Poulos ... Waiter (uncredited)
Joyce Reynolds ... Girl with Book (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Fred (uncredited)
Margarita Savilla ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorothy Schoemer ... A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Georgia Lee Settle ... Girl in Ann Sheridan Number (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Indian (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Juanita Stark ... Secretary (uncredited)
Anne G. Sterling ... Attractive Woman (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Bit in 'Ice Cold Katie' Number (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Mary Treen ... Fan (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Chauffeur (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... 'Doodles' Weaver (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Conrad Wiedell ... Jitterbug in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Tudor Williams ... Pub Character in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
Joan Winfield ... Cigarette Girl in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
Nancy Worth ... Hatcheck Girl in Bette Davis Number / A Lucky Star (uncredited)
Duke York ... Wooden Indian (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
Norman Panama (screen play) &
Melvin Frank (screen play) and
James V. Kern (screen play)

Everett Freeman (from an original story by) &
Arthur Schwartz (from an original story by)

Produced by
Mark Hellinger .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Anton Grot 
Leo K. Kuter  (as Leo E. Kuter)
 
Set Decoration by
Walter F. Tilford (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F Koenekamp)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dudley Chambers .... vocal arrangements
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
Frank Loesser .... music and lyrics by
Arthur Schwartz .... music and lyrics by
Maurice De Packh .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Herbert Farjeon .... dialogue director
LeRoy Prinz .... dance numbers created and staged by (as Leroy Prinz)
Jack L. Warner .... presenter (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
Distributors
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
127 min (Turner library print) (copyright length)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The last of nine movies made together by Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn, though they are not a couple in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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:
Marty:Now, don't be impatient! Dr. Kirby will be here in a few minutes.
Eddie Cantor:Dr. Kirby? Listen -
[sitting up]
Marty:[pushing him back on gurney] Down!
Eddie Cantor:You don't understand!
[sitting up]
Fred:[pushing him back on gurney] Down!
Eddie Cantor:This is all a mistake!
[sitting up]
Fred:[pushing him back on gurney] Down!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References Gentleman Jim (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good Night, Good NeighborSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An All Star Man In the Iron Mask, 26 May 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I am the world's biggest sucker for All Star Films and the genre was never better than during the World War II era, when all the major studios made at least one of them as a morale booster. They all involve getting the stars at the various studios to put on a show for the troops which they do, but with a few problems.

Producers of this show Edward Everett Horton and S.Z. Sakall would like to get Dinah Shore for their show. But she's under contract to Eddie Cantor. Today's moviegoers would not be aware of the fact that at the time Thank Your Lucky Stars was filmed, Dinah Shore was a regular on Eddie Cantor's radio show. And in fact he did have her under contract.

Cantor was also a man known to have a big ego and known for interfering with every aspect of production in film, stage, and radio. His character though in film was the meek little schnook who somehow triumphs over adversity.

Cantor may have had the ego, but he was also a big enough man to allow this public lampooning of his image. He plays two roles in this, as himself and as tour bus driver Joe Simpson who can't get a break because he looks like Eddie Cantor. In between all the musical numbers the plot is simply to have Cantor kidnapped and Joe Simpson to take his place so that Dennis Morgan can get some exposure. Of course there's a young love subplot involving hopefuls Morgan and Joan Leslie, but it doesn't interfere with a plot that's taken from The Man In the Iron Mask.

Arthur Schwartz and Frank Loesser wrote a nice score for this film and the big hit was a number talk/sung by Bette Davis, They're Either Too Young Or Too Old. This number was later done in the Jane Froman bio-film With A Song in My Heart with Susan Hayward lipsynching Jane Froman's record.

I also liked another number where a major Warner Brothers Star lampooned his image and had a jolly good time, singing That's What You Jolly Well Get. Errol Flynn was reported to have enjoyed himself immensely doing that very funny song.

Thank Your Lucky Stars is one of the most pleasant nostalgia trips to a bygone era of the studio system. You couldn't afford to pay all the stars in this film today if they were all free lance independent contractors today. It's why films like this can't be made again.

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