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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 »

Director:

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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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.17 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

By a Wishing Well
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Arthur Jarrett and Mixed Chorus, and skated by Sonja Henie
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A silly movie with a shining performance by Gypsy Rose.
16 May 2000 | by gypsyjaeSee all my reviews

This is a silly movie with much singing and dancing. Acting is average, but writing leaves something to be desired. There are rememberable performances by Buddy Epsen, with a short but outstanding performance by Gypsy Rose as the bitter wife of a rich playboy. A totally unbelievable portrayal of college life which ends with a superb ice skating exibition of Alice in Wonderland. Many parts are worth watching, but do not be afraid to fast forward through parts of the movie


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