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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.

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Cast

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

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(Turner library print) (copyright length)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 27, 1943 with Eddie Cantor, Dinah Shore and Dennis Morgan reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

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

Eddie Cantor: Why don't you want me? Why?
Farnsworth: Well, Mr. cantor, to be brutally frank, you have the reputation of taking over everything you participate in.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Gentleman Jim (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Hotcha Cornia (Black Eyes)
(1943) (uncredited)
Music from Russian folk songs
Arranged by Del Porter and Spike Jones
Performed by Spike Jones and His City Slickers
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Bird's eye view of Warners Hollywood in the early 1940s
3 March 2006 | by See 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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