Lucky Night

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Lucky Night
Poster of Lucky Night.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Taurog
Starring Robert Taylor
Myrna Loy
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by Elmo Veron
Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Release dates May 5th, 1939
Running time 82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $589,000[1]
Box office $1,080,000[1]

Lucky Night (1939) is a comedy movie from MGM starring Robert Taylor and Myrna Loy, directed by Norman Taurog.

Plot[edit]

Two people meet in a park (Cora, played by Myrna Loy, and William "Bill" Overton, played by Robert Taylor). They become acquainted and each discovers that the other is also poor. They try to get 50 cents to eat at a restaurant but a man complains to the police. They convince a policeman to give them 50 cents by saying that they are engaged (which they are not).

While walking, they drop the money without knowing it. When their restaurant bill comes to 50 cents, they suddenly realize they must have lost it. Someone leaves a coin on the table, Bill tells Cora to steal it, which she does. Bill spots a slot machine in the restaurant and tells Cora to gamble, which she does and wins. Bill and Cora go to a casino, win a car in a game and make more money gambling.

The two get drunk and wake up to find out they are married. Bill gets a job but still gets the urge to gamble; Cora doesn't care to live that life, so she leaves Bill and goes back to her father. Bill goes to her house to get her back and he succeeds.

Credited cast[edit]

  • Robert Taylor as William 'Bill' Overton
  • Myrna Loy as Cora Jordan Overton
  • Joseph Allen as Joe Hilton
  • Henry O'Neill as H. Calvin Jordan, Cora's father
  • Douglas Fowley as George, Bill's friend
  • Bernard Nedall as 'Dusty' Sawyer
  • Charles Lane as Mr. Carpenter, Paint Store Owner
  • Bernard Hayes as Blondie, Clerk at Carpenters
  • Gladys Blake as Blackie, Clerk at Carpenters
  • Majorie Main as Mrs. Briggs, the Land Lady
  • Edward Gargan as Police Man in Park
  • Irving Bacon as Bus Conductor
  • Oscar O'Shea as Lieutenant Murphy

Box Office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $716,000 in the US and Canada and $364,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $126,000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

See also[edit]