Lady Luck (1946 film)

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Lady Luck
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Lady Luck original magazine ad
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
James Anderson (assistant)
Written by Herbert Clyde Lewis (story)
Frank Fenton
Lynn Root
Starring Robert Young
Barbara Hale
Frank Morgan
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography Lucien Andriot
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
October 18, 1946 (1946-10-18)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $877,000[1]

Lady Luck is a Hollywood comedy film released in 1946, starring Robert Young and Barbara Hale. The picture tells the story of a professional gambler who falls in love with a woman who hates gambling.


Mary Audrey can't stand gambling. Her grandfather, William, whom she calls "Gramps," is a compulsive gambler. Mary puts him to work in her Beverly Hills book store to keep him away from his bad habit.

A professional gambler, Larry Scott, places a $200 wager with Gramps, who can't pay up when Larry's horse wins. Larry falls for Mary, however, woos and weds her, then takes her for a Las Vegas honeymoon without revealing his real profession.

Mary discovers the truth and angrily arranges a quick divorce. Sacramento Sam, gambler pal of Larry's, hatches a scheme with the casino's help. Mary will be permitted to win $500 gambling by the house, with Larry and Sam secretly covering the bet. Maybe she won't hate gambling so much this way.

It works, but too well. Mary begins genuinely winning and won't quit. Larry and Sam go broke covering her bets. Larry returns to Beverly Hills, where he finds Gramps running a bookie operation out of the book store. They go back to Vegas and have everything riding on one last game of poker, which Gramps loses deliberately so Larry can win the money and Mary's heart.



  1. ^ Jewell, Richard; Harbin, Vernon (1982). The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 213. 

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