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Lucky Lady (1975)

A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trois after business hours.

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Stanley Donen
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gene Hackman ... Kibby Womack
Liza Minnelli ... Claire
Burt Reynolds ... Walker Ellis
Geoffrey Lewis ... Capt. Mosely
John Hillerman ... McTeague
Robby Benson ... Billy
Michael Hordern ... Capt. Rockwell
Anthony Holland ... Mr. Tully
John McLiam ... Rass Huggins
Val Avery ... Dolph
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Bernie
William Bassett ... Charley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doyle Baker Doyle Baker ... Gene
Janit Baldwin ... Girl in Car
Marjorie Battles Marjorie Battles ... Redhead
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Storyline

A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trois after business hours.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteurer auf der Lucky Lady See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gruskoff/Venture Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)| Stereo (Dolby stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The meaning and relevance of this movie's title Lucky Lady (1975) is that it is the name of the boat that the lead characters use for running rum during the prohibition era 1930s. It does not refer to Liza Minnelli's character, Claire. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Gee, it's so quiet in here you could hear a fish fart.
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Alternate Versions

The UK DVD is cut by 11 secs to edit a cockfight scene. See more »


Soundtracks

Ain't Misbehavin'
Music by Fats Waller and Harry Brooks
Lyrics by Andy Razaf
Performed by Burt Reynolds
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Thoughts on reviewing 25 years later
27 July 2000 | by mission-5See all my reviews

Might be called "Sally Bowles Comes Home And Runs Liquor." Her character is almost a parody of her "Cabaret" role. Hackman is Buck Barrow with a comedy twist and Reynolds is perfecting that moron-suave character that he took to such heights in "At Long Last Love."

The film has the distinction of having had, if memory serves, three different endings. I saw the first in previews. A real curve ball in which the male leads get killed and Minelli is left bereft. They went back to the drawing board and the movie premiered with a tacked on scene shot much later which involved the three stars, with the tackiest of make-up jobs, rolling around in a bed in their "elderly" years. From what I can tell by watching it recently, they dropped that entirely and simply cut together some outtakes which they ran under the credits which give us the impression that everybody ended up okay.

There was also this mid-70's technique of film "flashing" which involved pre-exposing the stock to give the film a lighter, airier look. Taken to ridiculous extremes here, it almost looks as if someone just scratched up the lens faces with a Brillo pad.


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