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A Lady Takes a Chance

A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

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Release Date: Aug 19, 1943 Wide

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Manhattan working girl Jean Arthur bids goodbye to her three erstwhile suitors (Grant Withers, Hans Conried and Grady Sutton) to take a bus tour of the west. En route, she meets handsome rodeo-star John Wayne, whose bucking bronco hurls him directly into her lap. Stranded in a tank town with Wayne and his sidekick Charles Winninger, Arthur is introduced to the sort of frontier activities not covered by the tour books: gambling, boozing and brawling. Not surprisingly, Arthur wants to hightail it

Jan 21, 2003

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War era comedy is nice turn for John Wayne, co-starring radiant Jean Arthur.

March 2, 2008
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In this light, minor fare, made before he became a star, Wayne is cast as Duke Hudkins (Duke was his nickname), an easy-going rodeo rider who treasures his indpendence. .

January 24, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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A lightweight romantic comedy that's pleasing because of the easygoing relationship between stars Jean Arthur and John Wayne.

September 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for A Lady Takes a Chance

This is really a combination of a lot of different genres and has interesting moments, it just doesn't really go anywhere. The only praise I have for it is John Wayne, he still manages to be charming and cool. I think it fails mainly in that it takes the perspective of Jean Arthur's character when she really isn't all that strong.
August 24, 2010
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Silly comedy of opposites attracting with Arthur and Wayne the oil and water couple. They don't have the greatest chemistry but with each doing their patented bit the film is easy enough to take.
April 21, 2010
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