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Thank Your Lucky Stars
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Actors: Jack Carson, George Tobias, S.Z. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel
Director: David Butler
NR     2hr 7min

The stars come out to play in the joyous World War II-era Thank Your Lucky Stars. A breezy, behind-the-Hollywood-scenes story about young talents hoping for a big break glitters with specialty numbers featuring Golden Era ...  more »


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Actors: Jack Carson, George Tobias, S.Z. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel
Director: David Butler
Creators: Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, John Garfield, Eddie Cantor, Olivia De Havilland, Errol Flynn, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1943
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Subtitles: English, French

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Funny war time entertainment
Douglas M | 12/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Thank Your Lucky Stars" was Warner Brothers' version of the all star film which all the studios produced during the war. This is one of the best. Usually using a review format, the films allowed the star roster to perform a song, dance or comedy routine often way out of their range of performing. The pluses here include:

- a very funny screenplay. If you like Eddie Cantor, you will love his dual role. He really sends himself up.
- Joan Leslie as a delightful leading lady showing a flair for comedy and doing a good imitation of Ida Lupino
- stunning Anne Sheridan singing "Love Isn't Born, it's Made" to a group of sorority girls
- Bette Davis supplementing shaky vocals with her dry wit and selling the amusing lament "They're either to young or too old" which became a huge hit
- Alexis Smith, a trained dancer who never got a chance to strut her stuff, showing her ability in a great rhumba.
- Jack Carson and Alan Hale recreating vaudeville in another very amusing number, "Way up North"
- S Z Sakall and Edward Everett Horton neatly teamed as co-producers of the All Star Benefit and never funnier.
- hilarious Ruth Donnelly as a deadpan psychiatric nurse

The duds include most of the songs from Dinah Shore who grinds the film to a halt almost every time she appears, Dennis Morgan as a a stolid boring leading man and a Boogie Woogie number in which Olivia De Havilland mugs while George Tobias looks astonished and Ida Lupino tags along.

The print is in great condition and there is very generous list of extras including a musical short which recycles some numbers from the thirties and an odd patriotic Bugs Bunny cartoon in which Bugs for once is the victim. Trailers for the film and "Watch on the Rhine" are included, as well as a patriotic short, hosted by Jack Carson, on rationing and a newsreel of the Hollywood Canteen minus any soundtrack. There is also an original radio program which promotes the film minus the guest stars which are its main interest.

The DVD is available as part of the Warner's Homefront Collection."
Bob Cinema Critic | 08/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Thank Your Lucky Stars" is a star-studded movie filled with fun, songs, and multi-talented actors at it's FUN Best! Great nostalgia and never to see the likes of quality stars, again. When Hollywood introduced Classic Entertainment! This is a MUST for true Movie Enthusists and Collectors......Warner Brothers produced this Star Entertainment, and left us with such great memories.

**** For the Star-Studded Stars, in this Film. August 22,2009
Robert Stix (Collinsville)"
Many stars in lucky stars
Anthony Gregory | Lakewood Ohio | 01/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)


Thank Your Lucky Stars is a fun filled movie with many of the Warner Brothers stars of the 40^s. Lot of fun with Eddie Cantor and a host of stars singing and dancing including Errol Flynn and Bette Davis. If you enjoy good films I highly recommend this DVD."