My Lucky Star (1938 film)
|My Lucky Star|
|Directed by||Roy Del Ruth|
|Written by||Karl Tunberg|
|Screenplay by||Harry Tugend|
|Based on||They Met in Chicago|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Cinematography||John J. Mescall|
|Edited by||Allen McNeil|
|Music by||Louis Silvers|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
George Cabot Jr. (Cesar Romero), the son of a department store owner, enrolls the store's sports clerk Krista Nielsen (Sonja Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department.
George is trying to pay off cabaret singer Marcelle La Verne, who wants to annul their brief elopement. Marcelle threatens to name Krista as a co-respondent in her lawsuit. Krista has fallen for Larry Taylor at the college, where a skating exhibition lands her on the cover of Life magazine.
- Sonja Henie as Krista Nielsen
- Richard Greene as Larry Taylor
- Joan Davis as Mary Dwight
- Cesar Romero as George Cabot Jr
- Buddy Ebsen as Buddy
- Arthur Treacher as Whipple
- George Barbier as George Cabot Sr
- Gypsy Rose Lee as Marcelle La Verne (as Louise Hovick)
- Billy Gilbert as Nick
- Patricia Wilder as Dorothy
- Paul Hurst as Louie
- Elisha Cook Jr. as Waldo
- Robert Kellard as Pennell
- Gloria Brewster as June (as The Brewster Twins)
- Barbara Brewster as Jean (as The Brewster Twins)
The film was originally called They Met in College and started in April 1938. In March Richard Greene was signed to be her leading man.
In April the title was changed to My Lucky Star.
20th Century Fox found this the easiest of Henie's films to make to date. s o
The film went six days over schedule.
Filmink summarized it as having a "Silly story. Poor male lead – Greene acts like an army officer doing amateur theatricals. Great skating."
- "My Lucky Star". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 5, no. 49. London. Jan 1, 1938. p. 222.
- "THIRD FILM BASED ON AMERICAN HISTORY CONSIDERED BY DE MILLE: Sonja Henie Rebels Against "Picture Strain"". Los Angeles Times. Jan 27, 1938. p. 10.
- "Hedda Hopper's HOLLYWOOD". Los Angeles Times. Apr 19, 1938. p. 11.
- "SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD". New York Times. Apr 19, 1938. p. 24.
- "NEWS OF THE SCREEN: ' Cinderella,' in Color, to Be Deanna Durbin's Next". New York Times. Apr 20, 1938. p. 21.
- DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL (June 12, 1938). "BIG FREEZE IN HOLLYWOOD: Ice Queen Capitulates to Norse Ultimatum--Concerning Rogers-Astaire and RKO". New York Times. p. 143.
- Hubbard Keavy. (Oct 16, 1938). "Sonja Henie Bewildered by Hollywood, But Never Overlooks Overtime ($3,500 a Day)". The Washington Post. p. TS1.
- Vagg, Stephen (April 24, 2020). "I saw every Sonja Henie film so you don't have to". Filmink.
- My Lucky Star at the American Film Institute Catalog
- My Lucky Star at IMDb
- My Lucky Star at Letterbox DVD
- My Lucky Star at BFI
- My Lucky Star at AllMovie
- My Lucky Star at the TCM Movie Database