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Lady Luck (1942)

Lucky Ghost (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Thriller | 10 February 1942 (USA)
Two down-on-their luck friends suddenly hit the "jackpot" when they win the clothes, car and chauffeur of a rich man in a game of dice. They wind up in a sanitarium that's being used as an ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine (as William X. Crowley)

Writers:

Lex Neal (story), Vernon Smith (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mantan Moreland ... Washington
F.E. Miller F.E. Miller ... Jefferson
Maceo Bruce Sheffield ... Blake (as Maceo B. Sheffield)
Arthur Ray Arthur Ray ... Blackstone
Florence O'Brien Florence O'Brien ... Hostess
Harold Garrison Harold Garrison ... Brown (as Harold A. Garrison)
Jessie Cryer Jessie Cryer ... Dawson
Napoleon Whiting ... Chauffer (as Nappie Whiting)
Jess Lee Brooks Jess Lee Brooks ... Door Man (as Jessie Brooks)
Ida Coffin Ida Coffin ... Hat Check Girl
Nathan Curry Nathan Curry ... Farmer
Millie Monroe Millie Monroe ... First Waitress
Louise Franklin Louise Franklin ... Second Waitress (as Louise Franklyn)
Lucille Battle Lucille Battle ... Third Waitress
Avanelle Harris Avanelle Harris ... Fourth Waitress (as Aranelle Harris)
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Two down-on-their luck friends suddenly hit the "jackpot" when they win the clothes, car and chauffeur of a rich man in a game of dice. They wind up in a sanitarium that's being used as an exclusive, though illegal, gambling club and get mixed up with beautiful women, jealous gangsters and ghosts. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THRILLS! CHILLS! (original poster- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Luck See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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During the band number towards the end, a ride cymbal can clearly be heard on the soundtrack - but the only instruments in the drum set seen on screen are a snare drum and a hi-hat cymbal set. See more »

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Follows Mr. Washington Goes to Town (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Down In Old Darktown
(uncredited)
Performed by Lorenza Flennoy and His Chocolate Drops
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a well put together film.
25 July 2004 | by bernardhaines57See all my reviews

many attempt to play down the value of vintage black films,but fail to recognize that they were the best that could be done at that point in time. Mantan Moreland and other black comedians set the stage for many black comedians of today. The film packs a lot into 60 minutes. Mantan Moreland teams up with Flournoy E. Miller, Maceo Sheffield,Jessie lee Brooks,Arthur Ray and a good cast who put on a very fine show despite a few stereotypical flaws. The action,transitions,dialogue,settings were realistic at that time. Maceo Sheffield who played the part of the crooked club owner played a role in the production of the film as well. The film had no wasted motion or dead periods. You will get more than your money's worth and you will not forget this film.


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