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Lucky Jordan (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 16 November 1942 (USA)
A New York gangster is unwillingly drafted into the army and deserts but becomes patriotic when he stumbles upon foreign spies bent on stealing American military secrets.

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Darrell Ware (screen play), Karl Tunberg (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Lucky Jordan
Helen Walker ... Jill Evans
Sheldon Leonard ... Slip Moran
Mabel Paige ... Annie ('Ma')
Marie McDonald ... Pearl
Lloyd Corrigan ... Ernest Higgins
Dave Willock ... Angelo Palacio
Russell Hoyt Russell Hoyt ... Eddie
John Wengraf ... Herr Kesselman
Miles Mander ... Kilpatrick
Clem Bevans ... Gas Station Attendant
Anthony Caruso ... Hired Gun
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Sergeant
George Meader George Meader ... Clarence
Virginia Brissac ... Clarence's Wife
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Storyline

Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts...to find his former henchman selling the mob's services to enemy spies and saboteurs. Meanwhile, Jill, the attractive WAC he's taken hostage, hopes to reform him (by any means at her disposal). But it takes an unexpected plot twist to make Jordan change his ways... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Tough ... trigger mad ... and Terrific !

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Gordon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 8, 1951 with Alan Ladd and Sheldon Leonard reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Slip Moran: If you want to keep a dame from squawkin' you need to break her squawker.
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Referenced in Biography: Dorothy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost (1999) See more »

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The 19 Year Old Dorothy Dandridge
10 April 2002 | by The NovelistSee all my reviews

The 19 year old Dorothy Dandridge got the opportunity to act alongside of Alan Ladd in this rather dull film, 'Lucky Jordan'. It sums up how lucky she was during her teens to act alongside Alan Ladd, John Wayne, The Little Rascals, Abbott and Costello and The Marx Brothers.


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