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Just My Luck (1957)

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Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman Hackett
Margaret Rutherford ...
Mrs. Dooley
Jill Dixon ...
Anne
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Hon. Richard Lumb
Delphi Lawrence ...
Miss Daviot
Joan Sims ...
Phoebe
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Stoneway
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Gilbert Weaver
Vic Wise ...
Eddie Diamond
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Hackett
Michael Ward ...
Cranley
Marianne Stone ...
Tea Bar Attendant
Felix Felton ...
Man in Cinema
Michael Brennan ...
Masseur
Cyril Chamberlain ...
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Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but calculates it will take him over 100 years to save up for it. He is talked into betting a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races with a slightly shady bookmaker. When he has won on the first five races, the bookie owes him over 16,000 pounds and everyone begins to worry. Everyone's future depends on a single race ... what can be done ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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7 January 1958 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Kvit eller dobbelt, Norman  »

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When Norman goes to the coffee shop, the bun and tea cup disappears and reappears in between shots and they switch places in between every shot before Miss Daviot arrives. See more »

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Norman Hackett: Well, shall I go and get the tea now then?
Powell: Tea? We don't have tea till half three. Half an hour to go yet.
Norman Hackett: I thought, you know, perhaps you might like it early today, cos it being so hot and all that, and on account of the heat making us all so parched and everything. Nothing like a nice hot cup of tea to unparch it is there? You imagine it: all running round your mouth inside and then it goes down to your throat and then it gives you all that lovely feeling inside your stomach. You imagine it ...
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Wow---get a look at the very divergent reviews--they loved it or hated it!
7 June 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

First, a word of caution. As an American, I am not familiar with Norman Wisdom. I know that he's a bit of a British institution and he was beloved behind the old Iron Curtain, but his movies and television programs were not popular here in the States--in fact, he's almost completely unknown. Because of this, I don't have the sentimental attachment to him or his work. What went over well years ago does not necessarily translate well to today--at least if you aren't already a fan. I just saw TROUBLE IN STORE and didn't particularly like it. However, I am a glutton for punishment so I decided to try his films one more time.

However, before the film began, I read through the reviews on IMDb. Unlike the universally positive ones for TROUBLE IN STORE, the reviews for JUST MY LUCK seemed strangely divergent. Either they loved the film or they disliked it strongly--with not much opinion in between. That's pretty interesting but also didn't help me decide whether or not to watch the film.

Well, my initial instincts were unfortunately correct. I didn't particularly like the film, as JUST MY LUCK seemed an awful lot like a Jerry Lewis film--with broad humor and comic bits that were overdone--with every last bit of comedy squeezed dry from the skits. For example, the movie theater scene is just dreadful--going so far overboard with its timing and pace.

My advice is that if you are British or Albanian or Russian, by all means see and enjoy this film. Otherwise, it might just be tough to take for more than about 30 minutes. And, no, this is NOT like Mr. Bean in any way, despite another review to the contrary. Mr. Bean is funny (especially the original TV show).


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