17 user 2 critic

Just My Luck (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 January 1958 (Sweden)
Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a ... See full summary »


Peter Cusick (anecdote), Alfred Shaughnessy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Hackett
Margaret Rutherford ... Mrs. Dooley
Jill Dixon ... Anne
Leslie Phillips ... Hon. Richard Lumb
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Miss Daviot
Joan Sims ... Phoebe
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Stoneway
Peter Copley ... Gilbert Weaver
Vic Wise Vic Wise ... Eddie Diamond
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Hackett
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Cranley
Marianne Stone ... Tea Bar Attendant
Felix Felton Felix Felton ... Man in Cinema
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Masseur
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Goodwood Official


Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but calculates it will take him over one hundred years to save up for it. He is talked into betting a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races with a slightly shady bookmaker. When he has won on the first five races, the bookie owes him over sixteen thousand pounds sterling and everyone begins to worry. Everyone's future depends on a single race. What can be done? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


An Unflagging Riot of Comedy and Excitement!!! See more »




Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Hal Osmond appeared briefly as a man holding a bunch of flowers when Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) is brought into the hospital. See more »


When Norman goes to the coffee shop, the bun and tea cup disappear and reappear in between shots and they switch places in between every shot before Miss Daviot arrives. See more »


Norman Hackett: Well, shall I go and get the tea now then?
Powell: Tea? We don't have tea till half three. Half an hour to go yet.
Norman Hackett: I thought, you know, perhaps you might like it early today, cos it being so hot and all that, and on account of the heat making us all so parched and everything. Nothing like a nice hot cup of tea to unparch it is there? You imagine it: all running round your mouth inside and then it goes down to your throat and then it gives you all that lovely feeling inside your stomach. You imagine it ...
See more »

User Reviews

Just My Luck
24 December 2003 | by BritishFilms1See all my reviews

Norman Wisdom has to be one of the best British comedians of the 20th Century. For fifty years he has continued to entertain the British public with his films, TV appearances and one-man shows.

Between 1953 and 1966 Wisdom worked with the J. Arthur Rank Orginisation and there, starred in some of the best loved British comedies of all time, including Just My Luck.

The plot for the film is that Wisdom works in a jewellers workshop and fantasies about meeting the window dresser across the road. He wants to buy her a piece of jewellery, so decides to bet on the horses to win his fortune.

Wisdom fans won't be disapointed by this one. It has everything included in 1950s comedy: the poor shop-worker, the beautiful girl, the Goodwood races and the back seat of the cinema. Cameos by Leslie Phillips and Margaret Rutherford make it all the more enjoyable.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

7 January 1958 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Spatz in der Hand See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75: 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed