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Lucky Lady
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Director:
Writers:
Willard Huyck (written by) and
Gloria Katz (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
I've only seen it back in 76, and enjoyed it See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gene Hackman ... Kibby Womack

Liza Minnelli ... Claire

Burt Reynolds ... Walker Ellis

Geoffrey Lewis ... Capt. Mosely

John Hillerman ... McTeague

Robby Benson ... Billy

Michael Hordern ... Capt. Rockwell
Anthony Holland ... Mr. Tully
John McLiam ... Rass Huggins

Val Avery ... Dolph
Louis Guss ... Bernie

William Bassett ... Charley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janit Baldwin ... Girl in Car
Marjorie Battles ... Redhead
Roger Cudney ... Hotel clerk

Joe Estevez ... American Kid

Emilio Fernández ... Ybarra

Basil Hoffman ... Auctioneer's assistant
Milt Kogan ... Supercargo

Ron Masak ... (voice)
Duncan McLeod ... Auctioneer
Steve Shaw ... Gunner on CG 101
Paul Stader ... McTeague henchman
Frank Tallman ... Aviator
Susanne Zenor ... Brunette
Conrad Hool ... Helmsman (uncredited)
Lance Hool ... Coast Guardsman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Willard Huyck (written by) and
Gloria Katz (written by)

Produced by
Michael Gruskoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ralph Burns 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
George Hively 
John C. Horger (uncredited)
Tom Rolf (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden  (as Dianne Derfner Crittenden)
 
Production Design by
John Barry 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Reynolds 
 
Costume Design by
Lilly Fenichel 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Ronald Cogan .... hairdresser
Tom Ellingwood .... makeup artist
Ara Gallant .... hair styles designer: Liza (as Ara Galant)
Christina Smith .... makeup designer: Liza (as Christina)
 
Production Management
Al Burgess .... production manager
Claude Hudson .... production manager
Ted Swanson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence A. Clegg .... assistant director (as Terry Clegg)
Nigel Wooll .... assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Green .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bill Welch .... construction manager
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Roger Christian .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Best .... sound editor
Edward Rossi .... sound editor (as Edward D. Rossi)
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Richardson .... special effects
 
Stunts
Paul Stader .... stunt coordinator
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
John Nowak .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Peterson .... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Coles .... camera operator: second unit (as Kenneth Coles)
Ernest Day .... photographer: second unit (as Ernst Day)
Austin Dempster .... photographer: second unit
Peter MacDonald .... camera operator
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Rez .... yatch camera rigging designer (uncredited)
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Rolf .... editor: battle sequence
 
Music Department
Ralph Burns .... conductor
Ted Keep .... scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Alberto Gutierrez .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Salvador Gutiérrez .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ricou Browning .... battle shots: second unit
Arthur Carroll .... production executive
D. Howard Grigsby .... location manager (as Howard Grigsby)
John Held Jr. .... title illustrator
Dan Perri .... title sequence designer
Nigel Wooll .... location manager
Gary Gillingham .... production accountant (uncredited)
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Frank Tallman .... pilot (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)

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Trivia:
This movie was playing theaters in the USA at the same time as another Burt Reynolds movie, Hustle (1975). Both pictures were launched stateside on Christmas Day 1975.See more »
Quotes:
Claire:Gee, it's so quiet in here you could hear a fish fart.See more »
Soundtrack:
Empty Bed BluesSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I've only seen it back in 76, and enjoyed it, 9 May 2004
Author: zintar2001 from New York

I still remember seeing this movie, way back in 1976, at the Fortway theater in Brooklyn, NY. It was a second run theater that showed double features, usually movies that were originally released 6 months earlier, for only $2.00 (ahh those were the days). Lucky Lady played on a double bill with Sky Riders, which starred James Coburn, Susannah York and Robert Culp. I was around 13 at the time, and had a little idea of what Sky Riders was about, no idea of the story to Lucky Lady, though I know it received poor reviews. I have to admit I enjoyed them both, but had a grand time watching Lucky Lady. It seemed a bit episodic, and the humor at times was kinda dumb, but I got to like the characters, even the minor ones like Robbie Benson as their "first mate," Michael Hordern as the old captain, and even Geoffrey Lewis as the zealous but loony Coast Guard captain out to sink any bootleggers he comes across. But the villains really stole the show, especially John Hillerman as the machine-gun toting main villain.

One complaint was that the final boat battle was a rip-off of the James Bond battles. Who cares, as long as it's done well--in fact Mr. Donen should have been approached to do some of the Bonds after this movie.

I may have seen the movie on tv shortly after its release. I don't remember if i liked it as much, seeing it on tv wasn't quite the same. I don't know if I would like it as much now either, but I would certainly be interested in seeing it on video. As another person commented, so much dreck is being released on DVD, I don't see why Lucky Lady shouldn't be made available. At least it tried to be a class act, which is more than you can say for many of today's releases.

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