Lucky Lady

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Lucky Lady
Lucky lady poster.jpg
Theatrical poster by Richard Amsel
Directed byStanley Donen
Produced byMichael Gruskoff
Written byWillard Huyck
Gloria Katz
StarringGene Hackman
Liza Minnelli
Burt Reynolds
Music byRalph Burns
CinematographyGeoffrey Unsworth
Edited byPeter Boita
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release datesDecember 25, 1975 (1975-12-25)
Running time118 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$13 million
Box office$24,441,725[1]
 
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Lucky Lady
Lucky lady poster.jpg
Theatrical poster by Richard Amsel
Directed byStanley Donen
Produced byMichael Gruskoff
Written byWillard Huyck
Gloria Katz
StarringGene Hackman
Liza Minnelli
Burt Reynolds
Music byRalph Burns
CinematographyGeoffrey Unsworth
Edited byPeter Boita
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release datesDecember 25, 1975 (1975-12-25)
Running time118 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$13 million
Box office$24,441,725[1]

Lucky Lady is a 1975 American film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds, with Robby Benson. Its story takes place during Prohibition in the United States in the year 1930.

Gene Hackman initially did not want to do the film, but 20th Century Fox kept offering him more and more money. Finally, Fox offered him $1.25 million, and according to talent agent Sue Mengers, "it was almost obscene for him not to do the film."[2]

On February 1, 2011 Shout! Factory released the film on DVD for the first time.[3]

Plot[edit]

During the Prohibition era, a young widow, Claire, gets involved in liquor smuggling and romance with two men, Walker and Kibby, off the San Diego coast. Organized crime controls bootlegging back east and wants to do the same here, so a hit man named McTeague is sent to deal with these amateur crooks, as is the Coast Guard, leading to various battles at sea.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The script was sold for $450,000.[4]

Release[edit]

The film earned rentals of $12.1 million in North America.[5]

Additional information[edit]

This film was also released under the following titles:

Soundtrack[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lucky Lady, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Litwak, Mark (1986). Reel Power: The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood. New York: William Morrow and Company. p. 86. ISBN 0-688-04889-7. 
  3. ^ "Lucky Lady, 1975". Amazon. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Screenwriter as Star: Shaking the Shackles Laskos, Andrew. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 29 Aug 1976: k1.
  5. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p233. Please note figures are rentals accruing to distributors and not total gross.

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