Lucky Partners

  • 1940
  • 1 HR 42 MIN
  • NR
  • Comedy

There is nothing duller than a dull comedy, because when the jokes fail to hit the funny bone, the dialog can seem very tired indeed. Colman proved he could play the devil out of comedy in pictures (CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR is the best example) but not if he didn't have the material in the script or the right direction. Milestone may have been terrific for...read more

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There is nothing duller than a dull comedy, because when the jokes fail to hit the funny bone, the dialog can seem very tired indeed. Colman proved he could play the devil out of comedy in pictures (CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR is the best example) but not if he didn't have the material in the

script or the right direction. Milestone may have been terrific for ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT and OF MICE AND MEN, but asking him to direct a comedy is like asking Mickey Rooney to slam-dunk. Colman is an artist in New York's Greenwich Village. He meets Rogers, wishes her good luck, and the

next thing she knows a stranger has given her a gorgeous gown. Rogers attributes her good fortune to Colman, and she asks him to split a sweepstakes ticket purchase with her. He agrees and asks that, if they win, she accompany him on a strictly platonic honeymoon to Niagara Falls. She agrees and

do we have to tell you that they win? Carson is Rogers's fiance and not too thrilled about his love going off with another man to the very place he would have chosen for their honeymoon, so he follows them there. Rogers is, of course, falling for Colman, much to Carson's dismay. Some bogus bedroom

farce tactics occur, and the trio is hauled up before Judge Davenport who orders them to stop all this nonsense. They should have stopped it before it started. The best thing about this dud was Carson's miffed suitor. Few actors could ever miff as well as Carson.

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