While running away from the police, playboy racketeer Jack 'Lucky' Wilson receives a non-life threatening bullet wound. Lucky manages to escape and drives as far as he can before passing out. Lucky is found by farmer Henry Miller, who believes Lucky is an innocent man who was randomly shot by gangsters. Lucky contacts his partner, Tony Berrelli, who sends the mob payrolled doctor to check on Lucky's condition. Tony believes this situation is perfect: the Miller farm is the perfect hide-out for Lucky from the police during Lucky's recuperation. Farm life is against Lucky's sensibilities, that is until he meets the pretty Miller daughter, Pauline. He immediately falls for her and she for him. Lucky needs to figure out how to reconcile his gangster background with the simple farm life, especially with Henry who has had his own bad experiences with racketeers, and with the police who are still after him.Written by
This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Friday 8 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Altoona PA 6 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Minneapolis 21 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Los Angeles 17 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Chicago 25 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it found its way to San Antonio 27 November 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), to Norfolk VA 4 August 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), and, finally, to New York City 14 June 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and to San Francisco 28 February 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Lucky bet Willie he could not make a run down the road and back in 5 mins. Willie did in fact make it in 3:30 winning the quarter bet. See more »
Played over the opening credits and in the score during the farm scenes See more »
Very Funny in Spots, and a Happy Ending.
Yeah Yeah Yeah, I read about the Cliché's, but thats why I watch movies like these. I want a predictable ending, I want cliché's. I don't want to be emotionally challenged, I want to be entertained. A forgotten concept in todays movies. Occasionally weak acting and improvisation that lends a sense of realism. I like the mix between actual barnyard scenes and studio shots, probably technologically difficult in those times. Overall a very satisfying movie, and you gotta love Mickey Rooney as an ornery boy. I would have liked to see a sequel where the main character gets out of Jail and goes back. Marries the Girl, fixes the milk problem for Pa, and raises a passel of little piglets.
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