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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

It's 1930. Claire, an American living in Tijuana, Mexico, has just buried her husband Harry, who owned a dive bar there. Walker Ellis, a loser with who she has long had a thing on the side, agrees to wrap up her affairs in Tijuana for her so that she can move stateside before they be together after an appropriate grieving period. Wrapping up those affairs includes smuggling one last truckload of illegal Mexican immigrants across the border. In that job not going quite according to plan, Walker is forced to go into business rum running across the border with Kibby Womack, one of those he was trying to smuggle across the border, Kibby an American in trouble with Uncle Sam. Instead of via overland, Walker has hired Billy Mason to captain the sailboat to transport the goods via water, Billy a young, quiet man unwise to the ways of the world, but wise when it comes to the sea. As Walker, Claire, Kibby and Billy navigate the waters on this venture, they will find two inherent risks. The ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

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

This movie originally had a US $10 million dollar budget with a twelve week shooting schedule. This blew-out to a US $22 million dollar budget and a twenty week shooting schedule. 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

Empty Bed Blues
Written by J.C. Johnson
Performed by Bessie Smith
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Underrated and unusual
22 September 1999 | by CapboySee all my reviews

I've always had a soft spot for this overly maligned production, the "Ishtar" of its day. It's an oft-kilter mix, to be sure, with some great low comedy bits jarringly interrupted by graphic violence. But it's always fun, and the star trio (especially Reynolds, in a very overlooked performance) seem to be having a ball. Liza Minnelli's production number, "Get While The Gettin' Is Good", is absolutely terrific; she is at her wittiest. Stanley Donen just a few years ago proclaimed he was proud of "Lucky Lady", and I'm hoping eventually this movie will find some type of audience other than Liza Minnelli completists. Hey, Fox, put it on video!


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