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The Luck of the Irish (1948) was a Fantasy - Comedy Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorCecil KellawayNominated
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The Luck of the Irish Airing Tomorrow

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2024 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

St. Patrick's Day, that most honored of Irish holidays, be comin' o'er the week-end and if ye be feeling for a bit o' whimsy then look no further than The Luck of the Irish, a gem of a film starring himself, that handsome lad Tyrone Power. Tyrone Power plays a freelance writer named Steven Fitzgeral... Read full article


Noir Nook: The Luck of the Irish (and not so Irish)

By Karen Burroughs Hansberry on Mar 16, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Luck of the Irish (and not so Irish) The month of March is known for many things ? the beginning of spring, the start of Daylight Savings Time…and St. Patrick?s Day! Where I?m from, in Chicago, we dye the local river green to acknowledge this foremost patron saint of Ireland ? and with thi... Read full article


The Luck of the Irish ( 1948 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"You don't always wait for an invitation to follow the brave music of a distant drum" It's not often when a man is clever enough and quick enough to capture a leprechaun. While travelling in Ireland, Steven Fitzgerald ( Tyrone Power ) does just that and then, having done so, lets the leprechaun fre... Read full article


The Luck of the Irish ( 1948 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"You don't always wait for an invitation to follow the brave music of a distant drum" It's not often when a man is clever enough and quick enough to capture a leprechaun. While travelling in Ireland, Steven Fitzgerald ( Tyrone Power ) does just that and then, having done so, lets the leprechaun fre... Read full article


The Luck of the Irish ( 1948 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"You don't always wait for an invitation to follow the brave music of a distant drum" It's not often when a man is clever enough and quick enough to capture a leprechaun. While travelling in Ireland, Steven Fitzgerald ( Tyrone Power ) does just that and then, having done so, lets the leprechaun fre... Read full article


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Quotes from

David C. Augur: Do you know the oldest and noblest occupation of them all?
Stephen Fitzgerald: I think so.
David C. Augur: [after an embarrassing pause] I mean politics.
Stephen Fitzgerald: Well, you'll admit there are certain points of similarity.


Sen. Ransom: How much do you want for Mr. Fitzgerald?
David C. Augur: He's not for sale.
Sen. Ransom: [Cynically] I understood he was.


Horace: [to Stephen] I offered you gold. 'Tis not my fault you prefer a pebble.


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Facts about

The novel upon which this is based, "For Fear of Little Men", was purchased in July 1947 for $50,000.
Jayne Meadows found herself on the set of another Tyrone Power film when she accompanied her husband, screenwriter 'Milton Krim', to Italy for the filming of Prince of Foxes.
The Lux Radio Theatre version broadcast 27 December 1948 starred Dana Andrews and Anne Baxter.
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