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Lucky Lady (1975)

A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trois after business hours.

Director:

Stanley Donen
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gene Hackman ... Kibby Womack
Liza Minnelli ... Claire
Burt Reynolds ... Walker Ellis
Geoffrey Lewis ... Capt. Mosely
John Hillerman ... McTeague
Robby Benson ... Billy
Michael Hordern ... Capt. Rockwell
Anthony Holland ... Mr. Tully
John McLiam ... Rass Huggins
Val Avery ... Dolph
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Bernie
William Bassett ... Charley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doyle Baker Doyle Baker ... Gene
Janit Baldwin ... Girl in Car
Marjorie Battles Marjorie Battles ... Redhead
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Storyline

It's 1930. Claire (Liza Minnelli), an American living in Tijuana, Mexico, has just buried her husband Harry, who owned a dive bar there. Walker Ellis (Burt Reynolds), a loser with whom she has long had a thing on the side, agrees to wrap up her affairs in Tijuana for her so that she can move stateside before they be together after an appropriate grieving period. Wrapping up those affairs includes smuggling one last truckload of illegal Mexican immigrants across the border. In that job not going quite according to plan, Walker is forced to go into business rum running across the border with Kibby Womack (Gene Hackman), one of those he was trying to smuggle across the border, Kibby an American in trouble with Uncle Sam. Instead of via overland, Walker has hired Billy Mason (Robby Benson) to Captain the sailboat to transport the goods via water, Billy a young, quiet man unwise to the ways of the world, but wise when it comes to the sea. As Walker, Claire, Kibby, and Billy navigate the ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

25 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteurer auf der Lucky Lady See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,441,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,441,725
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gruskoff/Venture Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)| Stereo (Dolby stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography, Burt Reynolds says that Director Stanley Donen made a complete mess of this movie during editing. He maintains that Liza Minnelli's work should have won her another Oscar, until it was all but ruined by Donen. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Gee, it's so quiet in here you could hear a fish fart.
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Alternate Versions

The UK DVD is cut by 11 secs to edit a cockfight scene. See more »


Soundtracks

A Hot Time in the Old Town
Music by Theodore A. Metz
Lyrics by Joe Hayden
Performed by Bessie Smith
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A good one
2 June 2010 | by cemab4ySee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. I saw it in Shreveport, LA in 1975. I enjoyed watching and listening to one man, who laughed like roaring thunder all through the film. I enjoyed him enjoying the film.

The story is a bit choppy and uneven. The editing is smooth and clean. The costumes and props are all first-rate. The acting is good, but not great.

The climactic "battle scene" is a whopper. Sort of like something Yakima Canutt would do, except it is on water. Great Second Unit work, to be sure.

It is not really a love story, and the bedroom scenes are stuffy and over-rehearsed. You are not really sure who is in love with whom, but it does not matter.

Robby Benson has a good little role, he went to some good character work.

I want to get a DVD of this film and soon.


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