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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 25 September 1943 (USA)
Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Norman Panama (screen play), Melvin Frank (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Humphrey Bogart ... Humphrey Bogart
Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Cantor / Joe Simpson
Bette Davis ... Bette Davis
Olivia de Havilland ... Olivia de Havilland
Errol Flynn ... Errol Flynn
John Garfield ... John Garfield
Joan Leslie ... Pat Dixon
Ida Lupino ... Ida Lupino
Dennis Morgan ... Tommy Randolph
Ann Sheridan ... Ann Sheridan
Dinah Shore ... Dinah Shore
Alexis Smith ... Alexis Smith
Jack Carson ... Jack Carson
Alan Hale ... Alan Hale
George Tobias ... George Tobias
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Storyline

Two producers are putting together a Calvacade of Stars for a wartime charity show. Along with a list of well-knowns they promote the work of an unknown singer and songwriter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorables estrellas See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,568,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly the only film in which Bette Davis actually sings. The Oscar-nominated song "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" introduced here by Davis became a hit for Jimmy Dorsey with vocalist Kitty Kallen. See more »

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In one of the scenes where Eddie Cantor, dressed as an American Indian, is being chased by other men dressed as American Indians, the film negative has been flipped - you can see the signs on store windows are clearly backward/mirror images of what they are supposed to read. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Kirby: Ah, my favorite scalpel. Who's the patient?
Nurse Hamilton: Eddie Cantor.
Dr. Kirby: Ha-ha-ha-ha! Start the anesthetic.
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At the end, the words "THE END" are sewn into the curtains. See more »

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Soundtracks

Wintermärchen
(1893) (uncredited)
aka "Hearts and Flowers"
Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played when Joe is performing in the mirror while driving the bus
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Bird's eye view of Warners Hollywood in the early 1940s
3 March 2006 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

The unforgettable Eddie Cantor is the glue which holds this wartime extravaganza together. He was one of the few great singers who could double as a first rate comedian.

Other reviewers have pretty much covered all angles but for me the high point is the appearance of Spike Jones and his City Slickers, performing one of their hilarious numbers. Once you've experienced Spike, you just can't get enough of his unique style, if that's the right word.

Bogart's appearance is amusing while Miss Davis provides a memorable performance. None of the other Warners stars really stand out. For me, 'Starlift' is a better star vehicle, though it would come almost a decade later.


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