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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Production Co:

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

Opening credits: The Characters and Events Depicted in this Photoplay are Fictional. Any Similarity to Actual Persons, Living or Dead, is Purely Coincidental. See more »

Goofs

When Joe shakes hands with Dorothy in the car, the distant shot shows him with his arm stretched downward from above, but the subsequent close shot shows him with his arm level. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Bryant: Have you ever killed anybody?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: I'm too good a shot
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Mr. Lucky (1959) 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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slick and well-made
18 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee 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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