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Lucky Night (1939)

Passed | | Drama, Comedy | 5 May 1939 (USA)
A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence (screen play), Grover Jones (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Myrna Loy ... Cora Jordan
Robert Taylor ... Bill Overton
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Joe Hilton
Henry O'Neill ... Calvin Jordan
Douglas Fowley ... George
Bernard Nedell ... 'Dusty' Sawyer
Charles Lane ... Carpenter
Bernadene Hayes ... 'Blondie'
Gladys Blake ... 'Blackie'
Marjorie Main ... Mrs. Briggs
Edward Gargan ... Policeman
Irving Bacon ... Conductor
Oscar O'Shea ... Police Lieutenant
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Storyline

A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening.

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Taglines:

MEET "WILD BILL" AND HIS "LUCKY LADY"! (original herald-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noite Feliz See more »

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Budget:

$589,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car they win is a 1939 Plymouth 4-door sedan, which sold at that time for about $800. See more »

Goofs

The neon sign over the gaming establishment is Play Palace, but the sign painted on the glass over the front door is Play Place, both identifications appearing in the same shot, at the same time, as the couple drives out with their new car. This identical shot, but shortened to end before the car appears, is used again in Third Finger, Left Hand, also starring Myrna Loy who apparently visits the Play Palace again, this time with Melvyn Douglas. See more »

Connections

References Slave Ship (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are My Lucky Star
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played by an Organ Grinder
Reprised twice by the orchestra at George's
Incorporated into the score often
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Swell view of life
9 December 2003 | by awdudeSee all my reviews

This movie presents some good ideas about the manner of living life. The characters ably portrayed the pulls and tugs of living safely versus serendipity. It also demonstrates a good working relationship between people in a marriage who are working together as a team. How often is honesty between people present in real life?

Cinematography, costumes, and sets rate at least a B if not higher, so I can not imagine the source of disapproval unless it is with the ideas presented. But of these things, even the millionaire steel company owner approved. Whether or not other reviewers saw these things, I can not tell.


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