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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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Dorothy Bryant: But it's gambling!
Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: [smiling] Not the way I do it.


Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous: You don't belong with a grifter like me. You just got some mud on your dress, that's all. Give it time, let it dry. It'll brush off.


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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Writer Milton Holmes said that his story was inspired by a real 1936 event, where a nightclub owner staged a one-night gambling benefit at the Beverly Hills Hotel to raise $40,000 for a church. In his original story, the character of Joe dies at the end.
Laraine Day was on loan-out from MGM.
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.
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