The Luck of the Irish (1948 film)

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The Luck of the Irish
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Theatrical poster
Directed byHenry Koster
Produced byFred Kohlmar
Written byPhilip Dunne
StarringTyrone Power
Anne Baxter
Cecil Kellaway
Lee J. Cobb
Music byCyril Mockridge
CinematographyJoseph LaShelle
Edited byJ. Watson Webb Jr.
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 15, 1948 (1948-09-15)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Luck of the Irish is a 1948 film with Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Lee J. Cobb, Cecil Kellaway, and Jayne Meadows.[1]

Plot[edit]

Stephen Fitzgerald (Tyrone Power), a newspaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun (Cecil Kellaway) and a beautiful young woman (Anne Baxter), while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiancée (Jayne Meadows) and her wealthy father (Lee J. Cobb) in the midst of a political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and the young woman are now in the big city as well. Stephen is torn between the wealth he might enjoy in New York or returning to his roots in Ireland.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Radio adaptation[edit]

The Luck of the Irish was presented on Lux Radio Theatre on CBS December 27, 1948. The adaptation starred Dana Andrews, Baxter, and Stanley Holloway.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE LUCK OF THE IRISH(1948) ALSO KNOWN AS: FOR FEAR OF LITTLE MEN / LEAVE IT TO THE IRISH / THAT OLD MAGIC / THE SHAMROCK TOUCH". Turner Classic Movies. tcm.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ "The Luck of the Irish". FilmAffinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Those Were the Days". Nostalgia Digest. 39 (1): 32–41. Winter 2013.

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