You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Mr. Lucky

Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for romantic pitches, he lands as member of the war relief agency and proceeds to ply his con to help the outfit with supplies and boat charters.

With:
Cary Grant Laraine Day Charles Bickford Gladys Cooper Alan Carney Henry Stephenson

Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for romantic pitches, he lands as member of the war relief agency and proceeds to ply his con to help the outfit with supplies and boat charters.

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’. Writer Milton Holmes, in selling his first screen original, hews closely to the lines of actual incidents rather than depending on synthetic dramatics to drop it into the groove of obvious cinematic dramatics.

Mr. Lucky

Production: RKO. Director H.C. Potter; Producer David Hempstead; Screenplay Milton Holmes, Adrian Scott; Camera George Barnes; Editor Theron Warth; Music Roy Webb; Art Director William Cameron Menzies

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1943. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: Cary Grant Laraine Day Charles Bickford Gladys Cooper Alan Carney Henry Stephenson

More Film

  • 'Little Pink House' Review: Catherine Keener

    Film Review: 'Little Pink House'

    Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for […]

  • David Cronenberg10th Beaune International Thriller Film

    Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Award

    Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for […]

  • Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance

    Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London

    Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for […]

  • Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition,

    Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition, Ends Existing Format

    Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for […]

  • Love Gilda Tribeca Film Festival Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Love, Gilda'

    Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Margot Robbie

    Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie's 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Pushed Back to December

    Cary Grant is a resourceful and opportunist gambling operator, figuring on outfitting his outlawed gaming ship for trip to Havana. But coin and draft registration balk his departure. Assuming name and a draft card of a dying 4-F, he launches drive to raise the moola and runs into society heiress Laraine Day. Pursuing her for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content