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My Lucky Star (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 30 November 1938 (France)
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (... See full summary »

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Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Karl Tunberg (story "They Met in Chicago"), Don Ettlinger (story "They Met in Chicago") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonja Henie ... Kristina Nielsen
Richard Greene ... Larry Taylor
Joan Davis ... Mary Dwight
Cesar Romero ... George Cabot Jr
Buddy Ebsen ... Buddy
Arthur Treacher ... Whipple
George Barbier ... George Cabot Sr
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Marcelle La Verne (as Louise Hovick)
Billy Gilbert ... Nick
Patricia Wilder ... Dorothy
Paul Hurst ... Louie
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Waldo
Robert Kellard ... Pennell
Gloria Brewster ... June (as The Brewster Twins)
Barbara Brewster ... Jean (as The Brewster Twins)
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The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A modern girl having a modern good time - swank clothes, swell dates, sweet romance - that's Sonja now, so dainty, so desirable, so incredible!

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1938 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

They Met in College See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone) (finale)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Marching Along
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and reprised frequently by Plymouth University Mixed Chorus
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My Lucky Star was another enjoyable Sonja Henie vehicle depite a more ridiculous plot than previous Henie movies
17 September 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Having just seen two of Sonja Henie's previous movies-One in a Million and Thin Ice-before this one, this particular one has a more daffy plot than those others though the performances are good enough, one forgives the unbelievability of it all. Ms. Henie is, as always, good during skating numbers with one good uptempo one to balance her more classical ones as well as another fascinating one based on "Alice in Wonderland". Her leading man here is Richard Greene who I never heard or seen before. Among Ms. Henie's returning supporting players from her previous films are Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher, Billy Gilbert, and Joan Davis, the latter two especially welcome. Loved both Gilbert's trying to add pistachio nuts to Greene's order and Ms. Davis' pratfalls and funny way with her arm movements. Also amusing was Buddy Ebsen as Ms. Davis' boyfriend. Together, they make a pretty good team. In summary, My Lucky Star was another pretty enjoyable Sonja Henie vehicle.


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