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If I'm Lucky (1946)

Approved | | Musical | 2 September 1946 (USA)
Bandleader (James) involved in political campaign.



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Credited cast:
Perry Como ...
Allen Clark
Earl Gordon
Michelle O'Toole
Wallingham M. 'Wally' Jones
Darius J. Magonnagle
Jed Conklin, Magonnagle's Campaign Manager
Harry James and His Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Harry James' Music Makers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bruggeman ...
Trainer (scenes deleted)
Headwaiter (scenes deleted)
Statistician (scenes deleted)
Charles Tannen ...
Secretary (scenes deleted)


Out-of-work swing band maneuvers a gig working for a political campaign, by drawing in and entertaining prospective voters at rallies. The candidate is really a stooge for a corrupt political machine, which discovers the band's handsome and appealing singer would make a better stooge. Meanwhile, romance blossoms between the band's singers. When election day approaches, the band's singer wants out of the campaign, but the machine threatens to smear him and his pals in the band if he quits. Written by Anonymous

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2 September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Canção da Felicidade  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Originally called "You're For Me". See more »


Remake of Thanks a Million (1935) See more »


Bet Your Bottom Dollar
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Edgar De Lange
Performed by Vivian Blaine and Carmen Miranda
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If I'm Lucky was a pretty good musical from the '40s
6 February 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

The stars of Something for the Boys-Phil Silvers, Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine, and Perry Como-reunite for this musical about a traveling band involved in a political campaign. They're joined by Edgar Buchanan and bandleader Harry James. Como is the leading man and he's not too bad in the acting department though the role isn't too challenging except when he has to expose some people and he does so adequately. No wonder he didn't do too many films. Ms. Miranda is her usual colorful self so it's a puzzlement why 20th Century-Fox didn't film this in Technicolor like her previous output. She and Silvers are still pretty funny as they were in the last one I mentioned. Ms. Blaine is also wonderful in her singing and has such an alluring presence when in close-up. Buchanan is his rascally charming self which didn't surprise me since I remember enjoying his role of Uncle Joe in reruns of "Petticoat Junction". And Harry James, well, he's a fine musician. So on that note, I recommend If I'm Lucky.

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