Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943 film)

Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943 film)

Infobox Film
name = Thank Your Lucky Stars



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director = David Butler
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starring = Eddie Cantor
Joan Leslie
Dennis Morgan
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distributor = Warner Bros. Pictures
released = 1943
runtime = 124 min.
country = U.S.A.
language = English
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imdb_id = 0036422

Thank Your Lucky Stars is a 1943 film made by Warner Brothers as a World War II fundraiser. It was directed by David Butler and starred Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Edward Everett Horton and S. Z. Sakall.

The film was a musical with a slim plot, involving movie producers (Morgan and Sakall) uniting with a songwriter (Leslie) to find talent for a wartime charity program. Many of Warner Brothers stars performed in musical numbers, including several who were not known as singers. Each of the cast members was paid a $50,000 fee for their appearance which was then donated to the Hollywood Canteen. [Spada, James, "More Than a Woman", Little, Brown and Company, 1993, ISBN 0-316-90880-0 p 194 ]

The film was popular with audiences, and the critic James Agee called it "the loudest and most vulgar of the current musicals. It is also the most fun." [Ringgold, Gene, "The Films of Bette Davis", Cadillac Publishing Co., 1966, p 123 ] Ticket sales combined with the donated salaries of the performers raised more than two million dollars for the Hollywood Canteen. [Spada, James, "More Than a Woman", Little, Brown and Company, 1993, ISBN 0-316-90880-0 p 195 ]

Musical numbers

"Thank Your Lucky Stars" by Dinah Shore.
"How Sweet You Are" by Dinah Shore.
"The Dreamer" by Dinah Shore, also performed as a reprise by Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino and George Tobias.
"Love Isn't Born (It's Made)" by Ann Sheridan.
"Ridin' For a Fall" by Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland).
"Good Night, Good Neighbour" by Dennis Morgan with an accompanying dance by Alexis Smith.
"Ice Cold Katie" by Hattie McDaniel and Willie Best
"Goin' North" by Jack Carson and Alan Hale
"They're Either Too Young, Or Too Old" by Bette Davis, followed by a jitterbug performance by Davis and a dance contest winner, Conrad Weidel.
"That's What You Jolly Well Get" by Errol Flynn.
"No You, No Me" by Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland).
"We're Staying Home Tonight" by Eddie Cantor.
"Hotcha Cornia" by Spike Jones & His City Slickers.

Other Cameo Appearances

*Humphrey Bogart
*John Garfield
*Don Wilson
*David Butler
*Mark Hellinger
*Madame Sul-Te-Wan
*Doodles Weaver

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036422/ "Thank Your Lucky Stars"] at the Internet Movie Database

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