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Lucky Lady (1975)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 December 1975 (USA)
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A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

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A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

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25 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Abenteurer auf der Lucky Lady  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,000,000 (USA)
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The meaning and relevance of this movie's title Lucky Lady (1975) is that it is the name of the boat that the lead characters use for running rum during the prohibition era 1930s. It does not refer to Liza Minnelli's character, Claire. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Gee, it's so quiet in here you could hear a fish fart.
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Empty Bed Blues
Written by J.C. Johnson
Performed by Bessie Smith
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At long Last...DVD?
23 September 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Released in Sydney in 1976 in the beautiful lost Plaza cinerama-screen theatre LL was crazily blown up to 70mm for release here and suffered horrible cropping to make it a rectangle 2.2 ratio pic when it seemed to be shot 1.66-1. Heads were cut off, or in one famous scene with Liza in a chair with Hackman and Reynolds standing behind her (the famous "fish fart" line) all we saw was her eyes on the stage and the men's chins at the top. I saw it again in proper ratio and it was far better, so whoever's idea to blow it up literally only added to the maligned 'bomb' status of this very expensive ($13m) 1975 film. Yes, the washed out image also looks weird, and makes you yearn for better access into the antics on screen. We had one of the 3 reported endings: the silly happy one where they all surface in the water after being blown up. The Butch Cassidy ending where the guys die and she is left would have been much better. Amazing that this film cost $4m more than STAR WARS filmed the next year. I saw a terrific 'making of' featurette at a nearby cinema at the same time which was in focus and offered a witty and attractive lead to the film, so there is plenty for the DVD if we get it. Reynolds other films of the time AT LONG LAST LOVE and NICKELODEON deserve favourable DVD releases too; all 3 are funny and enjoyable and compared to new multiplex releases from the USA, are masterpieces. LL is almost a musical and Reynolds is a hoot. The John Held artwork on the credits will make you rush to buy a book of his delicious 1920s cartoons.


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