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Third Time Lucky (1949)

A gambler falls in love with a naive young girl. He thinks she is bringing him good luck. Then his main gambling rival arrives and he desires the girl as well.

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Gordon Parry

Writers:

Gerald Butler (novel), Gerald Butler (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynis Johns ... Joan Burns
Dermot Walsh ... Lucky
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Flash Charlie
Harcourt Williams ... Doc
Yvonne Owen Yvonne Owen ... Peggy
Helen Haye ... Old Lady
John Stuart ... Inspector
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Young Waiter
Ballard Berkeley ... Bertram
Sebastian Cabot ... Benny Bennett
Bruce Walker Bruce Walker ... Jimmy
Marianne Deeming Marianne Deeming ... Madame Therese
Millicent Wolf Millicent Wolf ... Matron
Jean Short Jean Short ... Nurse
Jack Tottenham Jack Tottenham ... Croupier
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A gambler falls in love with a naive young girl. He thinks she is bringing him good luck. Then his main gambling rival arrives and he desires the girl as well. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1949 (West Germany) See more »

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Der Spielteufel See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original title was "They Cracked Her Glass Slipper". See more »

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Glynis Johns appears "by permission of London Film Productions" See more »

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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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More romance than gangsters
18 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THIRD TIME LUCKY is an uneven stab at an American film noir/gangster film, made in Britain on a limited budget. The wispy-voiced Glynis Johns (VAULT OF HORROR) plays a woman who falls in love with a high-stakes gambler (played by genre regular Dermot Walsh) and gets drawn into the seedy world of gambling, gangsters, and gunfights.

Well, that's the idea, but THIRD TIME LUCKY never really takes off as a film. The pace is slow and the narrative seems to be drawn out with insipid romance scenes - this is definitely a film aimed at a female audience despite the tropes of the genre. The story never feels dangerous or exciting despite the premise and the actors are merely going through the motions too. Of all the British noir films I've watched, THIRD TIME LUCKY is one of the worst.


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