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According to Sir Roger Moore, 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 role of Julia Richardson was originally intended for Sophia Loren, but in the end was cast with 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 Lee J. Cobb.
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Final of two movie collaborations of Sir Roger Moore and Susannah York. The first being Gold (1974).
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Dimitri De Grunwald produced movies which have starred two James Bond actors: Sir Sean Connery in Shalako (1968) (uncredited as an Executive Producer), and Sir Roger Moore in this movie.
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Two actors who have played James Bond, Sir Roger Moore and Sir Sean Connery, have starred in comedies featuring arms dealing, they being That Lucky Touch (1975) and Wrong Is Right (1982) respectively.
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Sir Roger Moore was the current actor playing James Bond when this film was made, the film being 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, 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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Sir Roger Moore, who played a character called "Michael Scott", previously had played a character with the same first name in The Miracle (1959), where he portrayed Captain Michael Stuart.
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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 movie collaboration of Susannah York and Director Christopher Miles. The first being The Maids (1975).
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Christopher Miles and 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 E E.C. (the European Economic Community) and N.A.T.O. (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
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Deal of the Century (1983) shared similar themes and story elements.
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Final theatrical feature film produced by producer Dimitri De Grunwald.
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One of this film's main movie posters is designed in painted artwork, featuring Sir Roger Moore standing in a James Bond-like pose, wearing a bow tie with a blue, 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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According to the December 31, 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 winner - Shelley Winters, and two Oscar 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 finally being titled "That Lucky Touch".
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The name of the newspaper, for which that reporter Julia Richardson (Susannah York) worked, was "The Washington Post".
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