Just My Luck (1957 film)

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Just My Luck
Just My Luck FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Produced by Earl St. John
Hugh Stewart
Written by Peter Cusick
Alfred Shaughnessy
Peter Blackmore
Starring Norman Wisdom
Margaret Rutherford
Jill Dixon
Music by Philip Green
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Edited by Roger Cherrill
Release date
  • 7 January 1958 (1958-01-07)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Just My Luck is a 1957 British sports comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom as a worker in a jewellery shop.[1]


Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers workshop and dreams about meeting the shop window dresser over the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant and is persuaded to bet a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races. The bookie starts to worry when Norman, after winning on the first five races, looks like he could win over sixteen thousand pounds.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

BFI Screenonline wrote, "Just My Luck is not a piece of comedic genius, nor even the best of Wisdom's films, but it's an amiable, well-constructed piece that recalls a gentler age."[3]


  1. ^ "Just My Luck (1957)". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 2011-06-24. ; "Just My Luck (1957)". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-06-24. ; "Just My Luck (1957)". BFI. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  2. ^ Crook, Steve. "Plot Summary". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  3. ^ http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/589379/index.html

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