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That Lucky Touch (1975) Poster

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According to star Roger Moore, actor Lee J. Cobb had a heart attack while making the film and was hospitalized. Frank Sinatra called Cobb at the hospital, and said, "Kid, don't worry about the bills", and proceeded to pay for his medical expenses.
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The female lead role of Julia Richardson was originally intended for Sophia Loren but in the end was cast with actress Susannah York. Producer Dimitri De Grunwald had previously collaborated with Loren on The Millionairess (1960).
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Final English language theatrical feature film of actor Lee J. Cobb.
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Vincent Ball is often wrongly credited as being in this movie. This is likely because a child with a similar name, Vincent Hall, appears in this movie in the role of David Richardson.
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Producer Dimitri De Grunwald said of this movie in its press publicity: "Our film has one object, and that is to entertain. We aim to make That Lucky Touch (1975) a comedy of style and sophistication, a fun picture for a world audience".
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Second theatrical feature film collaboration of actress Susannah York and director Christopher Miles. The first had been Jean Genet's The Maids (1975) which debuted the same 1975 year as That Lucky Touch (1975).
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Director Christopher Miles and producer Dimitri De Grunwald previously collaborated on The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970) and A Time for Loving (1972).
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Acronym organizations referenced and featured in the movie included the EEC (the European Economic Community) and NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
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Director William Friedkin's later arms dealing comedy Deal of the Century (1983) shared similar themes and story elements.
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Second and final of two cinema movie collaborations of actor Roger Moore and actress Susannah York. The first had been Wilbur Smith's Gold (1974) which had premiered the year before That Lucky Touch (1975).
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Final theatrical feature film produced by producer Dimitri De Grunwald.
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Producer Dimitri De Grunwald has produced cinema movies which have starred two actors who have played James Bond: Sean Connery in Shalako (1968) (uncredited as an executive producer) and Roger Moore in That Lucky Touch (1975) (credited as the producer), the two pictures being first released 007 years apart.
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Two actors who have played James Bond, Roger Moore and Sean Connery, have both starred in comedy movies featuring arms dealing, they being That Lucky Touch (1975) and Wrong Is Right (1982) respectively, the two pictures being first released 007 years apart.
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One of this film's main movie posters is designed in painted artwork, featuring Roger Moore standing in a James Bond-like pose, wearing a bow-tie with a blue-and-black-and-white tuxedo, positioned next to two women, with a gigantic casino golden colored roulette wheel situated behind the three characters.
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The name of the newspaper that reporter Julia Richardson (Susannah York) worked for was 'The Washington Post'.
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According to the 31 December 1974 edition of show-business trade paper 'Variety', this movie is a "contemporary light comedy of love-against-the-odds" which "evokes the Hollywood genre of the 1930s".
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The film stars one Oscar (Academy Award) winner - Shelley Winters - and two Oscar (Academy Award) nominees - Lee J. Cobb and Susannah York.
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The movie's original title was "Who Needs Friends?" then it was changed to "Heaven Save Us from Our Friends" before the film finally ended up being titled "That Lucky Touch".
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Star Roger Moore was the current actor playing James Bond when this film was made and first premiering being first released between Moore's Bond movies The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
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During an on-set interview, actor Lee J. Cobb said about his appearing in this picture in an article published in the May 1975 edition of Photoplay (UK) magazine: "Someone slipped, obviously. But I'm glad they asked me. I'm enjoying it. Actually, I love playing comedy. That I'm a low comic at heart is one of the best kept secrets in the world."
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Actor Roger Moore, who plays a character called Michael Scott, previously had played a character with the same first name in The Miracle (1959) where Moore had portrayed a character called Captain Michael Stuart.
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