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Lucky Me (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 28 July 1954 (France)
Three struggling theatrical performers meet a famous songwriter who is trying to convince a wealthy oilman to finance a musical he is scripting, promising them stardom if it comes to fruition.

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Jack Donohue

Writers:

James O'Hanlon (story), Irving Elinson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Candy Williams
Robert Cummings ... Dick Carson
Phil Silvers ... Hap Schneider
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Duke McGee
Nancy Walker ... Flo Neely
Martha Hyer ... Lorraine Thayer
Bill Goodwin ... Otis Thayer
Marcel Dalio ... Anton
Hayden Rorke ... Tommy Arthur
James Burke ... Mahoney
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Storyline

Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel rooms. This all changes when one day Candy catches the eye of celebrity song writer, Dick Carson. Candy has no idea who he is, but, the rest of the troupe, especially Schneider, believes this is their lucky break. When Candy realizes who he really is, she's furious because he deceived her. By this time, Dick has "fallen head over heels" for Candy - this could be a problem, since he is currently dating another girl, Lorainne, the daughter of an oil tycoon. Dick secretly sits through one of Candy's performances, and is impressed, giving him a brilliant idea - Candy could perform the songs from the musical he has been preparing, and which he hopes Lorainne's father will finance. However, this is not going to be easy, since Lorainne has become very jealous, especially, when it comes to Candy getting closer... Written by Kelly

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das blonde Glück See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Warner Bros. musical to be filmed in CinemaScope. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chorus: [sings] Lucky me! / Down the four leaf clover highway, all the signs are pointing my way. / Yes siree. / For lucky me, lucky me, yes siree. / With a lucky star to guide me, and the one I love beside me. / Life can be, so fancy free! / Don't you wish that you could be... Lucky Me!
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References The Command (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

I Speak to the Stars
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Doris Day
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Similar to the cute flick 'Happy Go Lovely'
4 February 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

After you watch Lucky Me, you'll realize that Doris Day didn't only make silly movies in the 1960s. Luckily for us-pun intended-the silly movies of the 1950s aren't that bad. This one has one cute song in it, "The Blue Bells of Broadway". The other ones are pretty mediocre, and you'll join good company-yours truly-if you get this one confused with Starlift and The West Point Story, two other Doris Day movies with similar play-within-a-play plots.

The story is pretty similar to the delightful comedy Happy Go Lovely, starring Vera-Ellen and David Niven. A wannabe actress in a struggling, small-time theater group meets a rich playboy and doesn't know who he is. As the pair falls in love, her theater friends try to milk him for all he's worth. Happy Go Lovely is a much more endearing movie, but if you liked it, you'll probably be drawn to watching a similar flick.

Co-starring Phil Silvers, Robert Cummings, Eddie Foy, Jr., Nancy Walker, and Martha Hyer, you'll have plenty of entertaining moments to carry you through. However, I doubt Lucky Me will reach the top of anyone's favorite movie list.


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