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Lucky Night (1939)

Passed | | Drama, Comedy | 5 May 1939 (USA)
A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening.


Norman Taurog


Vincent Lawrence (screen play), Grover Jones (screen play) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Myrna Loy ... Cora Jordan
Robert Taylor ... Bill Overton
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Joe Hilton
Henry O'Neill ... Calvin Jordan
Douglas Fowley ... George
Bernard Nedell ... 'Dusty' Sawyer
Charles Lane ... Carpenter
Bernadene Hayes ... 'Blondie'
Gladys Blake ... 'Blackie'
Marjorie Main ... Mrs. Briggs
Edward Gargan ... Policeman
Irving Bacon ... Conductor
Oscar O'Shea ... Police Lieutenant


After initially encountering each other casually in the employment office, Bill Overton and Cora Johnson run into each other later that evening by happenstance on a park bench. Beyond each looking for work, that trip to the employment office unsuccessful for both, their situations are slightly different. While Bill is a regular Joe who has been unable to hold a job for one reason or another in his want for a fun life regardless of what else is happening, Cora is an heiress, her want to work in an effort to find herself. After turning down the latest proposal of marriage, this one from Joe Hilton, Cora took the advice of her father, steel magnate Calvin Jordan, to work to find that excitement missing in her life, that excitement missing from the many men who have asked her to marry them. Cora took that advice one step further by wanting to find that job without her father's help, and vowing not to go running home even if she was destitute. While this park bench meeting begins with them... Written by Huggo

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A dime is their bank roll but they can live on love (original herald) See more »


Drama | Comedy


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Did You Know?


Robert Taylor and Myrna Loy reprised their roles from the film on the May 11, 1939 episode of the radio show "Good News of 1939." See more »


After Cora and Bill leave in the car they won, you can see them driving with their driving lights on but when they stop a few minutes later there are no driving lights on the car. When they are driving after leaving the police station, the driving lights are there, but not turned on. See more »


References Slave Ship (1937) See more »


(1877) (uncredited)
Music by Euphemia Allen
Duet played at the piano by Robert Taylor and Henry O'Neill
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An unspeakable turkey
24 February 1999 | by aberlour36See all my reviews

This may be the golden age of movies, but now and then (e.g. Penny Serenade) MGM could produce a certified turkey. This gets almost as bad as it gets. And it's 1939, the best year ever for films. Whew.

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Release Date:

5 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noite Feliz See more »


Box Office


$589,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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