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Lucky Me (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 28 July 1954 (France)
Three struggling theatrical performers meet a famous songwriter who is trying to convince a wealthy oilman to finance a musical he is scripting, promising them stardom if it comes to fruition.

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Candy Williams
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Dick Carson
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Hap Schneider
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Duke McGee
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Flo Neely
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Lorraine Thayer
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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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28 July 1954 (France)  »

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Das blonde Glück  »

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

References The Command (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Superstition Song
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Doris Day
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Could do better
11 December 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Marks for colour, costumes and casting. Miss Day (who obviously has her instincts working if she didn't want to do this)is larger than life, as are the rest of the troupe, including the incredible Nancy Walker, whom I've seen in other musicals. I think she really came into her own as Rhoda's mother, but there's no doubt she is very talented as a singer/dancer too. I found that the leading man was colourless, and the songs lacklustre, if not boring. Phil Silvers threw some much needed levity into the whole thing which could have died quietly. I am just amazed that given the assets this film does have that they didn't do a better job - what were they thinking? And no, it's NOT in cinemascope after the initial scenes. What's going on there? Had I been the backer, I would have walked away.


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