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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.

Director:

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

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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

This movie was released in the same year as the similarly titled Funny Lady (1975). Lucky Lady (1975) was premiered in the USA on 25 December 1975 whilst Funny Lady (1975) came out there earlier, on 15 March 1975. 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

A Hot Time in the Old Town
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Lyrics by Joe Hayden
Performed by Bessie Smith
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I've only seen it back in 76, and enjoyed it
9 May 2004 | by zintar2001See all my reviews

I still remember seeing this movie, way back in 1976, at the Fortway theater in Brooklyn, NY. It was a second run theater that showed double features, usually movies that were originally released 6 months earlier, for only $2.00 (ahh those were the days). Lucky Lady played on a double bill with Sky Riders, which starred James Coburn, Susannah York and Robert Culp. I was around 13 at the time, and had a little idea of what Sky Riders was about, no idea of the story to Lucky Lady, though I know it received poor reviews. I have to admit I enjoyed them both, but had a grand time watching Lucky Lady. It seemed a bit episodic, and the humor at times was kinda dumb, but I got to like the characters, even the minor ones like Robbie Benson as their "first mate," Michael Hordern as the old captain, and even Geoffrey Lewis as the zealous but loony Coast Guard captain out to sink any bootleggers he comes across. But the villains really stole the show, especially John Hillerman as the machine-gun toting main villain.

One complaint was that the final boat battle was a rip-off of the James Bond battles. Who cares, as long as it's done well--in fact Mr. Donen should have been approached to do some of the Bonds after this movie.

I may have seen the movie on tv shortly after its release. I don't remember if i liked it as much, seeing it on tv wasn't quite the same. I don't know if I would like it as much now either, but I would certainly be interested in seeing it on video. As another person commented, so much dreck is being released on DVD, I don't see why Lucky Lady shouldn't be made available. At least it tried to be a class act, which is more than you can say for many of today's releases.


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