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Lucky Partners (1940)

Lucky Partners




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Lewis Milestone directs the lightweight romantic comedy Lucky Partners, based on a story by Sacha Guitry. David Grant (Ronald Colman) is an artist in New York's Greenwich Village. After he wishes good luck to passing ingenue Jean Newton (Ginger Rogers), she is immediately offered a beautiful dress. Thinking that David is lucky, she agrees to go in with him on a ticket for the Irish Sweepstakes. Their horse wins the race, and he asks her to accompany her to Niagara Falls to celebrate their winnings. Jean's fiancÚ, Freddie Harper (Jack Carson), is not pleased about the arrangement, so he follows them. Eventually Jean and David fall for each other and they end up in the courthouse, where the judge ($Harry Davenport) sorts everything out in favor of the new couple. Lucky Partners was released in 1940, the same year Rogers gave her Oscar-winning performance in Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Allan Scott, Allan G. Scott, John Van Druten
RKO Pictures


Ronald Colman
as David Grant
Ginger Rogers
as Jean Newton
Jack Carson
as Freddie Harper
Spring Byington
as Aunt Lucy
Cecilia Loftus
as Mrs. Sylvester
Hugh O'Connell
as Niagara Clerk
Brandon Tynan
as Mr. Sylvester
Leon Belasco
as Nick No. 1
Eddie Conrad
as Nick No. 2
Olin Howland
as Tourist
Benny Rubin
as Spieler
Tom Dugan
as Spieler
Lucille Gleason
as Ethel's Mother
Dorothy Adams
as Maid in Apartment
Fern Emmett
as Hotel Maid
Grady Sutton
as Reporter
Nora Cecil
as Clubwoman
Lloyd Ingraham
as Chamber of Commerce ...
Edgar Dearing
as Desk Sergeant
Al Hill
as Motor Cop
Murray Alper
as Orchestra Leader
Charles Halton
as Newspaperman
Dick Hogan
as Bellboy
Bruce Hale
as Bridegroom
Frank Mills
as Bus Driver
Alex Melesh
as Art Salesman
Tommy Mack
as Joseph
Dorothy Vernon
as Woman on Bus
Max Wagner
as Waiter
George Watts
as Plainclothesman
Gayne Whitman
as Announcer
Allen Wood
as Bellboy
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Cute if improbable comedy with Ronald Colman and Ginger working well together.

jay nixon

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Funny in spurts, but that last act with the court scenes really drags the movie to a halt. There's also just something a little rapey about Ronald Colman, watch out Ginger!

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