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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.

Director:

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:

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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

Scott's $200 bet with Audrey on the horse race near the beginning of the film would equate to over $2,760 in 2018. 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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16 April 2014 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Two actors who went on to make names for themselves in television, Robert Young and Barbara Hale, star in "Lady Luck," a 1946 film with a cast that includes Frank Morgan, Lloyd Corrigan, and James Gleason.

Hale is Mary Audrey, who comes from a long line of gamblers and hates the pastime. When she meets and falls in love with gambler Larry Scott (Young), he swears off gambling in order to win her. The two marry and go to a hotel in...Las Vegas.

While Mary is off buying a negligee for her wedding night, Larry wanders into the casino, gives a gambler wrong advice, and the man loses his money. Larry becomes determined to win it back for him. Mary sees him in the casino and is devastated. She's so devastated that when she meets an attorney at the hotel, she files for divorce and gets another room in the hotel.

This is a pleasant comedy with two affable stars and a fine roster of character actors. Young of course was a television star par excellence, with both Father Knows Best and Marcus Welby during his 60-year career, and Barbara Hale spent the most memorable part of her career as Perry Mason's secretary Della Street in the Perry Mason series. At 92, she's still with us.

Two charming actors in a a pleasant film.


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