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Lady Luck (1946)

Approved | | Comedy | 1946 (UK)
A woman marries a gambler with the hopes of reforming him, but things don't quite work out the way she planned.

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Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Lynn Root (screen play), Frank Fenton (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Young ... Scott
Barbara Hale ... Mary
Frank Morgan ... William Audrey
James Gleason ... Sacramento Sam
Don Rice Don Rice ... Eddie
Harry Davenport ... Judge Martin
Lloyd Corrigan ... Little Joe
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... Little Guy
Joseph Vitale ... Happy Johnson
Douglas Morrow Douglas Morrow ... Dan Morgan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Elliott ... Fat Man (scenes deleted)
Betty Gillette ... Stewardess (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Mary now runs a bookstore in L.A. with her grandfather, whose past gambling excesses have left her hating everything about the pastime. Unfortunately she falls for Larry, who makes his living in this very line of work. He vows to change but going to Las Vegas to get married may not be the best choice for them. Indeed, Mary's forefathers all had gambling in their blood and if she does ever get to try the tables anything could happen. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Love's no gamble...the way she plays! But he's got a system all his own...for winning her heart! You'll love Robert Young, Barbara Hale and Frank Morgan in gay, wide-open Las Vegas, in RKO's romantic comedy hit LADY LUCK

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady's Choice See more »

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Budget:

$877,000 (estimated)
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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

RKO borrowed Frank Morgan from MGM and James Gleason from Twentieth Century-Fox for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Scott returns to Las Vegas to reconcile with Mary, after their kiss is interrupted by whistling, both of them have noticeably different hair arrangements than when they started kissing. See more »

Quotes

William Audrey: Let's go get a beer. I can't think good with a clear head
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Over-long.
15 September 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

There was a lot to "Lady Luck" that I liked. However, unlike the other reviews, I felt that the movie went on way too long and after a while I just wanted it all to end. At best, I see it as a time-passer.

When the film begins, there's a prologue where you see relatives of the main characters (actually played by the main characters, Barbara Hale and Frank Morgan) screwing up their lives by compulsive gambling. Now, the film jumps to the present day and Mary (Hale) is at her wits end due to her Grandfather's gambling (Morgan). She is determined NEVER to marry a gambler...and, not surprisingly, meets Scott (Robert Young)...who is a professional gambler. However, he promises never to gamble again and soon the pair marry. On their honeymoon, only a few hours after their wedding, Mary catches Scott gambling. He thinks it's all for a good cause...she will hear none of his excuses. The film is essentially about the long detour the film takes until the pair are eventually reunited.

So why was I disappointed by the movie? It's because what was going to happen was so obvious and so early on...but it seemed to take forever getting there. In addition, through the process it was rather tough to like the characters. Overall, an excellent idea indifferently executed.


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