Lucky Me (film)

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Lucky Me
Doris Day-Wilfred M. Cline in Lucky Me.jpg
Doris Day and cinematographer Wilfred M. Cline on the film's set
Directed byJack Donohue
StarringDoris Day
Robert Cummings
Phil Silvers
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release datesApril 9, 1954
Running time100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Lucky Me
Doris Day-Wilfred M. Cline in Lucky Me.jpg
Doris Day and cinematographer Wilfred M. Cline on the film's set
Directed byJack Donohue
StarringDoris Day
Robert Cummings
Phil Silvers
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release datesApril 9, 1954
Running time100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Lucky Me (1954) is an American musical-comedy-romance film. The movie stars Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Eddie Foy, Jr., Nancy Walker, and Martha Hyer. This was the first musical film made in Cinemascope and was the film debut of Angie Dickinson.[1]

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Candy Williams (Doris Day) is a member of a struggling Vaudeville troupe that is stranded in Miami when creditors take all their money. After the leader of the troupe Hap Schneider (Phil Silvers) tries to scam a restaurant out of dinner, they are forced to work at in the kitchen and hotel to pay for the meal. While cleaning a hallway Flo Neely (Nancy Walker) hears Dick Carson (Robert Cummings) singing songs that are for his new Broadway Show. She tells Hap and Duke McGee (Eddie Foy Jr.) that Dick Carson is staying in the Building.

Meanwhile Candy has met Dick Carson But believes he is a mechanic named Eddie. She arranges a date with him and is enjoying a dinner and dance when Hap joins them and spills the beans about Eddie being Dick Carson. Candy leaves thinking that Dick was trying to take advantage of her. To make up for the trouble he caused, Hap arranges a rehearsal of a new song for the troupe so Dick can watch them and audition Candy for his show. However, Candy thinks he is just trying to trick her again. He finally convinces her that he really wants her to play the lead in the play. But when his backers daughter Lorraine Thayer (Martha Hyer) meets Candy she is jealous and says she will not let her father back Dick's show if she is in it. Candy thinks that Dick has been up to his old tricks and leaves.

The troupe is leaving the hotel when they see Dick leaving and are told by his manager that he is giving up the show and going back to New York. Candy realizes that Dick really loves her and she tells the troupe that she is going back to her room and disguise her self to get into Otis Thayer's (Bill Goodwin) birthday party to present Dick's songs and get the backing for his show. The Troupe goes with her and works to get Lorraine out of the way so that Candy can perform.

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