Mr. Lucky
Mr. Lucky (1943)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1943
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2009
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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

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Sky Movies

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.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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'.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

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Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times

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

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

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".

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