Lucky Star (1929)

Lucky Star


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An impoverished young lady, pressed by her mother to marry a returning soldier she does not love, cannot stop caring for her old flame, another veteran, who was crippled on the western front. Her lost love's unexpected recovery saves the day -- and their romance.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Tristram Tupper, John Hunter Booth, Sonya Levien
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 9, 2008
20th Century-Fox


as Timothy Olson

as Sgt. Martin Wrenn

as Mary Tucker

as Mrs. Tucker
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Critic Reviews for Lucky Star

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | July 22, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 22, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Powerful romance about a man disabled in World War I.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Classic Film and Television

Recently recovered and restored, this third panel in the Borzage-Janet Gaynor-Charles Farrell triptych is an unblushing tribute to the miracles that love can bring.

Full Review… | July 18, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Lucky Star


frank borzage was a leading director of the silent era who fell on hard times and was nearly forgotten. and that's hard to believe with films like this in his oeuvre. the third and last pairing of one of the all-time great screen couples, charles farrell and janet gaynor, the film is unabashedly romantic and guileless, with fairytale sets and an otherworldly atmosphere. gaynor retired from films in the 30s and farrell's career fell off sharply when his cartoon voice belied his rugged looks. watching the crippled farrell trying to teach himself to walk again is heart wrenching, as is janet's abduction by his loutish war buddy. it's wonderful stuff about which one can truly say: they don't make them like that anymore

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A beautiful romantic drama, with some charming humor as well. The story was good, and so were the actors. It's both sad and happy, I really liked it, and I highly recommend it.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

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