If I'm Lucky

1946

If I'm Lucky

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The second of Perry Como's two starring vehicles for 20th Century-Fox, If I'm Lucky is an easygoing remake of 1937's Thanks a Million. Como plays the old Dick Powell role as Allan Clark, an entertainer who is maneuvered into politics by conniving manager Wally (Phil Silvers, in the role originated by Fred Allen). It all begins when Clark, hired to appear at a political rally for bibulous gubernatorial candidate Magonnagie (Edgar Buchanan), wins the hearts of the voters. One thing leads to another, and before long Clark himself is on the way to the governor's chair. With a newly acquired set of scruples, the singer-politico publicly reveals that his backers are crooks, but wins the election all the same! Though the satirical edge of Thanks a Million is muted in the remake, the musical numbers by Perry Como and costar Vivian Blaine help to take up the slack.

Cast

Vivian Blaine
as Linda Farrell
Perry Como
as Allen Clark
Carmen Miranda
as Michelle O'Toole
Phil Silvers
as Wallingham M. 'Wally' Jones
Harry James
as Earl Gordon
Edgar Buchanan
as Magonnagle
Reed Hadley
as Conklin
Harry Hayden
as Gov. Quilby
Lewis L. Russell
as Gillingwater
Charles Tannen
as Secretary
Charles C. Wilson
as Police Captain
Frank Ferguson
as Statistician
H. James & Music
as Themselves
Kay Connors
as Secretary
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  • Jun 09, 2010
    Silly but pleasant little Fox B trifle. A Carmen Miranda musical in B&W is an oddity but she is as full as sass as ever and her headgear is as always astounding. Perry Como sings well and is certainly attractive but he is missing that big screen charisma needed for major stardom, it's easy to see why he was a big hit on TV he possessed a very warm and friendly presence. And of course there is Harry James and his band providing the music.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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