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Mr. Lucky (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 July 1943 (USA)
A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joe Adams -posing as Joe Bascopolous
... Dorothy Bryant
... Hard Swede
... Captain Veronica Steadman
... Crunk
... Mr. Bryant
... Zepp
... Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage ... Henchman
... Commissioner Hargraves
... Mrs. Van Every
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Joe Adams takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Dorothy Bryant and has a change of heart. Written by Jenny Curtis <curti016@gold.tc.umn.edu>

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Bundles for Freedom  »

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Trivia

Laraine Day was on loan-out from MGM. See more »

Goofs

After Joe has thrown the dice against Captain Steadman using a glass and "influence", the cut over her shoulder shows the glass at a notably different position than where he just put it. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Bryant: But it's gambling!
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [smiling] Not the way I do it.
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Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more »

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Remade as Gambling House (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Something To Remember You By
(1930)
(unredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Whistled often by Cary Grant
Played at the charity ball
Variations often in the score
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slick and well-made
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a very well-made and enjoyable film. While not exactly a wonderful film, it is very worth watching and an excellent example of Cary Grant's acting and charm. It's a wartime propaganda film that takes a different slant--instead of being heavy-handed and centering on war, it focuses on a con man who thinks he's slick for avoiding the draft--fighting is only for "suckers". As the film progresses, his unshakable bravado suddenly becomes shaken when he meets lovely Loraine Day. Somehow, she gets through to this charming jerk and he knows he can't continue as he's been doing. It's an interesting character study and a welcome change from the usual.


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