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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Passed | | 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Joyce Reynolds ("Girl with a book" in the Ann Sheridan number) was in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) although without any screen time with Joan Leslie. Joyce played Ann's sister in George Washington Slept Here (1942). See more »

Goofs

When Bogie is being bawled out by S Z Sakall in the background is a light which casts it's shadow down into the word 'SILENCE. In a few seconds the shadow is some 6 i8nches higher and in a different position. See more »

Quotes

John Garfield: Let's just do it the way we did in rehearsals.
Eddie Cantor: But you'll be hiding my face!
John Garfield: [Shoves him against the wall] Is that bad?
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the words "THE END" are sewn into the curtains. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Blues in the Night (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Embraceable You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Played when Joe, Pat and Tommy are at the restaurant
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Good Fun For the Stars
7 January 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

*** (out of 4)

Pretty much plot-less "musical" doesn't need a plot when you have guests stars that include Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, John Garfield, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Jack Carson, Dinah Shore, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Ida Lupino and many, many more. What plot the film does have centers around a benefit show where a couple new to Hollywood tries to get on to make a name for themselves. We also have Eddie Cantor playing not only himself but the role of another man trying to break into the business. If you want any type of story then you're going to be disappointed but if you come to a film like this wanting a story then I'm not sure what to tell you. One must remember that the country was at war when this was made and in the end the studio just wanted to deliver something fun and that's what they did. With so many great A-list stars you can't help but have fun even when they're either making fun of themselves or making a fool out of themselves by singing. Flynn and Davis are really bad to listen to but at least they both are having fun with it. Bogart has a funny bit as the "tough guy" who gets pushed around by a nobody. Bogart's reply to this is priceless. Garfield is also quite good as he's the first one to appear in the film and he gets it off to a great pace. Character actor Richard Lane also appears as a character and does fine work as does the rest of the supporting cast. Cantor really seems to be having a blast with some great songs as well as making fun of himself as a boob throughout. All in all, this is a very entertaining movie even if the 127-minute running time goes on a bit too long but there's no way to deny the charm of seeing all these stars in one film.


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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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Box Office

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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