Mr Lucky

Mr Lucky

H C Potter (1943)

99min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Cary Grant stars as a cynical professional gambler who romances heiress Laraine Day. Having cheated the American War Relief Society, he redeems himself by turning his gambling ship into a vessel laden with medical supplies. It sounds tacky, and it is a bit, but the movie from Hellzapoppin' director HC Potter was a big hit in 1943 and Grant always rated it as one of his favourites "because the character I played was more like the real Cary Grant than any before". First-time screenwriter Milton Holmes was in fact a pro at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club who pitched the idea to Grant in the parking lot.

Summary

A conman avoids being drafted into the Second World War by assuming a dead man's identity, and raises the cash to buy himself a luxury gambling ship by pretending to be a fundraiser for war relief. However, when he falls in love with a genuine charity worker, his conscience begins to trouble him. Romantic comedy drama, starring Cary Grant and Laraine Day.

Cast & Crew

Joe Adams Cary Grant
Dorothy Bryant Laraine Day
Hard Swede Charles Bickford
Capt Steadman Gladys Cooper
Crunk Alan Carney
Mr Bryant Henry Stephenson
Zepp Paul Stewart
Director H C Potter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video
Drama