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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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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
Harry James and His Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Harry James' Music Makers)
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Trainer (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 »

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Referenced in Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Bet Your Bottom Dollar
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Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Edgar De Lange
Performed by Vivian Blaine and Carmen Miranda
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entertaining remake of "Thanks a Million"
26 September 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is an entertaining remake of "Thanks A Million".I do not know much about American politics in the thirties but i would guess that the original was probably a swift punch to the midriff of the American body politic whereas this is more a nudge in the ribs.If you stand this on its own you would say that this is a reasonably entertaining Fox musical from the 1940s with all the usual ingredients,the best of which is Carmen Miranda who really steals the show.As for Perry Como well we all know he can sing but unfortunately he cant act and that is one of the main problems of this film,particularly if you compare him to Dick Powell in the original.Also i have to say that not one of the songs stays in the mind for one second after the music has faded away.I would be bound to say that if you had to see one version it would have to be the original.Any film with Fred Allen,Patsy Kelly and Raymond Walburn has to be unmissable


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