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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by David Butler and produced by Jack L. Warner and Mark Hellinger.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Frank LoesserNominated

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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

By Beatrice on Oct 21, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Thank Your Lucky Stars Directed by David Butler Written by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank and James V. Kern from an original story by Everett Freeman and Arthur Schwartz 1943/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Warner Bros. Homefront Collection DVD Yet another all-star variety show from 1943. ?It’... Read full article


By Aurora on May 25, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

Lighthearted fare from the Warner Bros. slate of classic stars is?my recommendation for this Memorial Day. ? Edward Everett Horton and S. Z. Sakall are producers Farnsworth and Dr. Schlenna (respectively) who are staging a show called “Cavalcade of Stars” in order to raise money for Alli... Read full article

Thank Your Lucky Stars – 1943

By Bogart Fan on Aug 10, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Wonderful, Goofy Fun—? Your Bogie Film Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director: ?David Butler The Lowdown Two Hollywood dreamers (Joan Leslie and Dennis Morgan) crash a war effort variety show in order to get their music heard. What I Thought Much like Hollywood Victory Caravan, this ... Read full article

Musical Mondays: “Thank Your Lucky Stars” (1943)

on Jul 1, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, I?m starting a weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Thank Your Lucky Stars?... Read full article

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Nurse Hamilton: [regarding Cantor] According to his pulse, he's been dead for 43 weeks.

Dr. Schlenna: Farnsworth, I got you into this complication, and it's up to me to make a mess out of it.

Dr. Kirby: Ah, my favorite scalpel. Who's the patient?
Nurse Hamilton: Eddie Cantor.
Dr. Kirby: Ha-ha-ha-ha! Start the anesthetic.

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When Dennis Morgan shows Joan Leslie an old jail set left over from a James Cagney movie, Leslie does a vocal impression of Cagney, in which she quotes his famous speech from Yankee Doodle Dandy. ("My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.") The year before this movie was made (1942), Joan Leslie had been Cagney's co-star and leading lady in Yankee Doodle Dandy.
In the film, Eddie Cantor winds up in a mental hospital, where he is mistakenly scheduled for a lobotomy. As he flees the operating room, Cantor passes a gurney and meets the "real patient" for the lobotomy. It is Bert Gordon, a.k.a. "The Mad Russian," a regular and very popular character on Cantor's weekly radio comedy show. Gordon greets Cantor with the Mad Russian's signature line, "How do you do-oo-oo?"
In the scene where Conrad Wiedell takes Bette Davis and does a "Jitterbug" dance, she felt he was holding back in rehearsals, and told him to treat her like an experienced dance partner. When the cameras rolled, Wiedell - a national jitterbug champion hired specifically for this dance - pulled out all the stops and swung her around and she fell on her knee. As she finishes her song, you see her limping out of the nightclub set and leaning against a post, rubbing her knee. This was a real injury, but she finished the song despite the pain. When director David Butler asked Davis to "try it once more", she replied, "No! No! I said one take, and that was it." She then turned to the press who had shown up to watch her number, telling them "Show's over, gentlemen. Now get the hell out."
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Best Music - Song Oscar 1943

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Also directed by David Butler

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Also produced by Jack L. Warner

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