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Lucky Star (1929)

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

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Frank Borzage

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John Hunter Booth (dialogue), H.H. Caldwell (titles) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Gaynor ... Mary Tucker
Charles Farrell ... Timothy Osborn
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Sgt. Martin Wrenn
Paul Fix ... Joe
Hedwiga Reicher ... Mrs. Tucker
Gloria Grey ... Mary Smith
Hector V. Sarno Hector V. Sarno ... Pop Fry
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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THE ONLY PICTURE GREAT ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FORGET "STREET ANGEL"-"SEVETH HEAVEN" (Print Ad-Pittsburgh Press,((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 2 September 1929)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estrela Ditosa See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(New York opening) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its USA television premiere on Turner Classic Movies 12 August 2016 as part of their 24 hour tribute to Janet Gaynor. See more »

Quotes

Mary Tucker: What's the matter with your feet?
Timothy Osborn: Nothing - just saving my legs.
Mary Tucker: What you savin' 'em for?
Timothy Osborn: For a special occasion.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Janet Gaynor (1962) See more »

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Crawling in the snow
21 September 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Another silent movie by Borzage and another winner ,with or without a lucky star!Frank Borzage is the poet of compassion ,of simple happiness, of the bright side of the human soul.Borzage's heroes ("seventh heaven" " street angel" "little man what now?" ) have got to fight against a hostile world .They have to give all they've got: Charles Farrell crawling in the snow would find an exact equivalent in the yet-to-come "the river " when Rosalee warms the lumberjack's naked body with her own body.

Timothy ,confined to a wheelchair ,has everybody against his : the mother who dreams of a rich wedding for her daughter and the buck who seduces all the girls around.Like the other Borzagesque heroes ,he never gives up,ready to sacrifice everything if the girl he loves (Janet Gaynor) finds true happiness.


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