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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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Linda Farrell
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Allen Clark
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Earl Gordon
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Michelle O'Toole
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Wallingham M. 'Wally' Jones
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Darius J. Magonnagle
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Jed Conklin, Magonnagle's Campaign Manager
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Themselves (as Harry James' Music Makers)
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Trainer (scenes deleted)
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Headwaiter (scenes deleted)
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Statistician (scenes deleted)
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Secretary (scenes deleted)
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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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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 »

Connections

Remake of Thanks a Million (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Kiss
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Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Edgar De Lange
Performed by Perry Como
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Minor musical but Carmen Miranda make it worthwhile
15 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Silly but pleasant little Fox B trifle. A Carmen Miranda musical in B&W is an oddity but in B&W or color she is always Technicolor and is as full as sass as ever and her headgear is as truly astounding. Perry Como sings well and is certainly attractive but he is missing that big screen charisma needed for major stardom. It is easy to see why he was a big hit on TV, he possessed a very warm and friendly presence that makes you feel right at home. Vivian Blaine is lovely and Edgar Buchanan is always a welcome addition to any movie but Phil Silvers is an acquired taste, there's no in between either you like him or not. For me he's hard to take but if you're a fan than he can be amusing. One big plus this has is that Harry James and his band provide the music and that's always a good thing.


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