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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Despite the fact that his last hit film was in 1967, Stanley Donen kept getting hired as director of a long string on flops in the 1970s and 80s. Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, and Gene Hackman were all critical of Donen's directing, editing, and general misunderstanding of the film, an uneasy mix of comedy and violence. Indeed, three separate endings had to be filmed because Donen couldn't figure out what tone was needed. See more »

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Claire: Gee, it's so quiet in here you could hear a fish fart.
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Empty Bed Blues
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Underrated and unusual
22 September 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I've always had a soft spot for this overly maligned production, the "Ishtar" of its day. It's an oft-kilter mix, to be sure, with some great low comedy bits jarringly interrupted by graphic violence. But it's always fun, and the star trio (especially Reynolds, in a very overlooked performance) seem to be having a ball. Liza Minnelli's production number, "Get While The Gettin' Is Good", is absolutely terrific; she is at her wittiest. Stanley Donen just a few years ago proclaimed he was proud of "Lucky Lady", and I'm hoping eventually this movie will find some type of audience other than Liza Minnelli completists. Hey, Fox, put it on video!


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