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Mr. Lucky (1943) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by H.C. Potter and produced by David Hempstead.

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Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Now watch this.
[rolls dice]
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Seven.
Captain Veronica Steadman: How do you do it?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Influence. You bring me the right people, I'll get you that hundred thousand.
Captain Veronica Steadman: But it's gambling!
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: Not the way I do it.


Hard Swede: [as Joe enters the car] Where did you get hat butt?
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [Smoking with an abdominal bullet wound] Well, i promoted it off a guy.
Hard Swede: One cough out of you, and you'll fill this seat with oatmeal.


Mr. Bryant: [angrily to Joe] Get out of here! Get out of here! Get your greasy black head out of here!


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RKO's second biggest hit of 1943, netting $1.603 million, it was only outperformed at the box office by the vastly lower-budgeted Hitler's Children.
The rhyming slang used by Cary Grant's character is a form of slang in which a word is replaced by a rhyming word, typically the second word of a two-word phrase (so stairs becomes "apples and pears"). The second word is then often dropped entirely ("I'm going up the apples"), meaning that the association of the original word to the rhyming phrase is not obvious to the uninitiated. For example: "Sherman" for an American (Sherman tank = Yank). The exact origin of rhyming slang appears to be unclear, partly because it exists to some extent in many languages. In English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London.
Laraine Day was on loan-out from MGM.
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