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Lucky Me (1954)

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Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel ... See full summary »

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Candy Williams
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Dick Carson
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Hap Schneider
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Duke McGee
Nancy Walker ...
Flo Neely
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Lorraine Thayer
Bill Goodwin ...
Otis Thayer
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Tommy Arthur
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Storyline

Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel rooms. This all changes when one day Candy catches the eye of celebrity song writer, Dick Carson. Candy has no idea who he is, but, the rest of the troupe, especially Schneider, believes this is their lucky break. When Candy realizes who he really is, she's furious because he deceived her. By this time, Dick has "fallen head over heels" for Candy - this could be a problem, since he is currently dating another girl, Lorainne, the daughter of an oil tycoon. Dick secretly sits through one of Candy's performances, and is impressed, giving him a brilliant idea - Candy could perform the songs from the musical he has been preparing, and which he hopes Lorainne's father will finance. However, this is not going to be easy, since Lorainne has become very jealous, especially, when it comes to Candy getting closer... Written by Kelly

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28 July 1954 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das blonde Glück  »

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Doris Day recorded one of the songs, "The Bluebells Of Broadway", from this movie. It was only on the music charts for two weeks and was never a hit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chorus: [sings] Lucky me! / Down the four leaf clover highway, all the signs are pointing my way. / Yes siree. / For lucky me, lucky me, yes siree. / With a lucky star to guide me, and the one I love beside me. / Life can be, so fancy free! / Don't you wish that you could be... Lucky Me!
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Soundtracks

The Superstition Song
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Doris Day
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The First CinemaScope Musical
25 November 1998 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

"Lucky Me" was the first musical to be shot in the then, new process, CinemaScope. It was also a picture that Doris Day, Hollywood's Golden Girl, did NOT want to make.

Because of contractual obligations, she decided to do the film and to give it 110% of herself in the role of 'Candy Williams'. Her co-star was Robert Cummings, long-time Hollywood leading man and television star. In support, she had Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, who later gained fame as Ida Morgenstern in "Rhoda", and Eddie Foy, Jr.

It was reported that Martha Hyer, a blond, was forced to dye her hair red so as not to conflict with the star, Miss Day.

This film is famous for another reason. Judy Garland was on the Warner Brothers lot filming "A Star is Born". She and Miss Day visited each other's sets and became friends.

"Lucky Me" is a fun musical which opens with Doris Day's dynamite opening number, "The Superstition Song," which she sings while bouncing down the streets of Miami! A TRUE STAR PERFORMANCE! Only Doris could have gotten away with this, and she was brilliant.

She played Candy Williams, a singer/actress who was appearing in a travelling show, "Parisian Pretties" which bombed in Miami. Standed, she meets a New York songwriter, Cummings, who is casting a new Broadway show. He pretends to be someone else to court Candy, but falls in love with her.

During the proceedings, Doris Day sings most of the numbers including her chart hit, "I Speak to the Stars". The highlight is "I Wanna Sing Like an Angel" and "Love You, Dearly," a lovely ballad which should have been a hit.

Phil Sivers was wonderful and had a great number with Day called "Men!" The other actors gave Miss Day able support and everyone seemed to work well with each other.

Angie Dickinson made her film debut in a walk-on scene at the big party, but you probably won't recognize her (she had black hair). Bill Goodwin played the same role he played in many a film at various studios.

Again, Doris Day fans will just love seeing their favorite star do ANYthing. Even though Miss Day didn't like the picture, her fans seem to love every minute of it. I must admit, I liked it!


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