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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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Anton
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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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hotel | love | money | song | miami beach | See more »

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Doris Day and Cinemascope never had it so good! See more »


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28 July 1954 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das blonde Glück  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

This is the first musical to be filmed in CinemaScope. 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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References The Command (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Love You Dearly
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Doris Day and Robert Cummings (dubbed by Hal Derwin)
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This certainly WAS the first CinemaScope movie.
20 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With regard to the earlier contributor to this thread, "LUCKY ME" most certainly WAS the FIRST MUSICAL in CinemaScope to be released.

Of the two examples he quotes, firstly: "How to Marry a Millionaire" was NOT a musical. Can he name any songs from it, or tell me who sang them? I think not!

Secondly: "A Star is Born" was not released in the States until September, 1954. "Lucky Me" was released in April, 1954.

Twentieth Century Fox's own musical entry in the CinemaScope stakes - "There's No Business Like Show Business" was not released until December, 1954.

Therefore, "LUCKY ME" was most definitely the first musical in CinemaScope.

What a pity this one didn't go into production before "Calamity Jane", then we might have had a much worthier movie as the first!


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