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Mr. Lucky (1943)

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In this comedy-drama, shifty gambler Cary Grant sets his sights on purchasing a fancy gambling ship. To raise the necessary funds, he pretends to be working hand in glove with the American War Relief society. Once he meets Laraine Day, however, Grant is seized by an uncontrollable bout of honesty.

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Cast

Cary Grant
as Joe Adams
Laraine Day
as Dorothy Bryant
Charles Bickford
as Hard Swede
Gladys Cooper
as Capt. Veronica Steadman
Henry Stephenson
as Mr. Bryant
Kay Johnson
as Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Walter Kingsford
as Convoy Commissioner Hargraves
J.M. Kerrigan
as McDougal
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Greek Priest
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Van Every
Juan Varro
as Joe Bascopolus
Frank Mills
as Workman at Slot Machine
Mary Forbes
as Dowager
Don Brodie
as Dealer
Joseph Crehan
as Plainclothesman
Kernan Cripps
as Plainclothesman
Art Yeoman
as Reporter
Jack Gargan
as Reporter
Emory Parnell
as Dock Watchman
Lloyd Ingraham
as Taxi Driver
Budd Fine
as Stevedore
Charles Lane
as Comstock
Frank Henry
as Reporter on Street
Robert Strange
as Captain Costello
Charles Cane
as Comstock
Hal K. Dawson
as Draft Board Director
Al Rhein
as Gambler
Sam Finn
as Gambler
Al Murphy
as Gambler
Fred Rapport
as Gambler
Sam Harris
as Gambling Extra
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Lucky

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Cary Grant in one of his signature roles: as a suave WW II-era lady-killing gambler.

October 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Picture carries an authentic ring to operations of bigtime gamblers, and it faithfully follows the professional premise of 'never give the sucker a break, but never cheat a friend'.

October 25, 2015 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

The light touch prevails pretty much, so "Mr. Lucky" should keep you in a more or less chucklesome mood most of the time.

October 25, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

An engaging comedy drama with lots of sharp little cameo performances, this story of a gambler reformed by love was later remade (very loosely) as 'Gambling House' and also turned into a TV series.

October 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Sky Movies

Putting aside any moralizing, it's a well-made movie with some fun attached.

October 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
TV Guide

It sounds tacky, and it is a bit, but the movie from Hellzapoppin' director HC Potter was a big hit in 1943 and Grant always rated it as one of his favourites "because the character I played was more like the real Cary Grant than any before".

October 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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