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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.

Director:

H.C. Potter

Writers:

Milton Holmes (screenplay), Adrian Scott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Joe Adams -posing as Joe Bascopolous
Laraine Day ... Dorothy Bryant
Charles Bickford ... Hard Swede
Gladys Cooper ... Captain Veronica Steadman
Alan Carney ... Crunk
Henry Stephenson ... Mr. Bryant
Paul Stewart ... Zepp
Kay Johnson ... Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Henchman
Walter Kingsford ... Commissioner Hargraves
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Van Every
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bundles for Freedom See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Joe is in the Greek Orthodox church, we hear Latin music in the background. This would be sung at a Roman Catholic church, but never at a Greek Orthodox one. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bryant: [angrily to Joe] Get out of here! Get out of here! Get your greasy black head out of here!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: 1941 America was still at Peace. See more »

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Featured in Kisses (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(ca 1856)
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
In the score when Dorothy shows a picture of her great-grandfather
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Great movie, one of Grant's best and funniest
21 July 2005 | by smarinelloSee all my reviews

This is a great Cary Grant movie, that never takes it self to seriously. The plot is easy to follow, and the acting is well done. The love story is really secondary to the entire gambling story, and that's where this movie is really good and funny. There have been some comments that the chemistry between the Grant and Day is not great, but I think otherwise. The love story is really the back story, setting the stage for the ending, and keeping the movie light hearted and often times funny. This movie also has a lot of subtle humor, and you need to have somewhat of a "different" sense of humor to appreciate it all. However, this is a great sit down, popcorn, easy to enjoy Cary Grant flick.


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