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Lucky Me (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 28 July 1954 (France)
Three struggling theatrical performers meet a famous songwriter who is trying to convince a wealthy oilman to finance a musical he is scripting, promising them stardom if it comes to fruition.

Director:

Jack Donohue

Writers:

James O'Hanlon (story), Irving Elinson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Candy Williams
Robert Cummings ... Dick Carson
Phil Silvers ... Hap Schneider
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Duke McGee
Nancy Walker ... Flo Neely
Martha Hyer ... Lorraine Thayer
Bill Goodwin ... Otis Thayer
Marcel Dalio ... Anton
Hayden Rorke ... Tommy Arthur
James Burke ... Mahoney
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Storyline

Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel rooms. This all changes when one day Candy catches the eye of celebrity song writer, Dick Carson. Candy has no idea who he is, but, the rest of the troupe, especially Schneider, believes this is their lucky break. When Candy realizes who he really is, she's furious because he deceived her. By this time, Dick has "fallen head over heels" for Candy - this could be a problem, since he is currently dating another girl, Lorainne, the daughter of an oil tycoon. Dick secretly sits through one of Candy's performances, and is impressed, giving him a brilliant idea - Candy could perform the songs from the musical he has been preparing, and which he hopes Lorainne's father will finance. However, this is not going to be easy, since Lorainne has become very jealous, especially, when it comes to Candy getting closer... Written by Kelly

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Doris Day and CinemaScope never had it so good! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das blonde Glück See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Warner Bros. musical to be filmed in CinemaScope. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chorus: [sings] Lucky me! / Down the four leaf clover highway, all the signs are pointing my way. / Yes siree. / For lucky me, lucky me, yes siree. / With a lucky star to guide me, and the one I love beside me. / Life can be, so fancy free! / Don't you wish that you could be... Lucky Me!
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References The Command (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucky Me
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Robert Cummings (dubbed by Hal Derwin)
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Trite story and uninspired songs get only a slight lift from Doris Day...
24 May 2011 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

LUCKY ME is a prettily Technicolored musical outing from Warner Bros., one that DORIS DAY was obligated to make because of arrangements made by her producer hubby. She should have stuck to her guns and refused to do the film, which doesn't do much for anyone--including its talented supporting cast--ROBERT CUMMINGS, PHIL SILVERS, NANCY WALKER, MARTHA HYER and EDDIE FOY, JR.

Day is the singer in a team of stranded players working in the kitchen of a fancy Miami hotel because of a prank played by the obnoxious PHIL SILVERS, whose strident comedy technique is overworked here.

When ROBERT CUMMINGS needs a singer for his upcoming Broadway show, he discovers Doris can sing and from then on he and his girlfriend (MARTHA HYER) squabble over her dad's backing for the show and his interest in Doris. That's all there is to the plot.

Songs by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster have been tacked onto this slight story with less than impressive results. Only one ballad--done as a dream sequence--has any real worth and it's a beauty called "I Speak to the Stars" which is the only genuine first class song in the movie. A catchy first number, "The Superstition Song," at least gets some interest for the way Doris Day manages to sing it through a lengthy opening sequence.

If you're a Doris Day completist and must see all her films--well, that's the only reason for catching up with this one. It's a dud--a real dud. Trite and unfunny as can be.


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