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Good Luck (1935 film)

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Good Luck
Directed by
Written bySacha Guitry
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyJean Bachelet
Edited byPierre Schwab
Music byVincent Scotto
Production
companies
  • Productions Maurice Lehmann
  • Les Films Fernand Rivers
Distributed byLes Grandes Exclusivités Européennes
Release date
20 September 1935
Running time
78 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

Good Luck (French: Bonne chance!) is a 1935 French romantic comedy film directed by Sacha Guitry and Fernand Rivers and starring Guitry, Jacqueline Delubac and Pauline Carton.[1] In it a woman becomes convinced a man she has met is a good luck charm after she wins a lottery.

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios and on location in Paris and Monaco. The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys.

In 1940 it was remade as an American film Lucky Partners starring Ronald Colman and Ginger Rogers.

Cast

  • Sacha Guitry as Claude
  • Jacqueline Delubac as Marie
  • Pauline Carton as La mère de Marie
  • Paul Dullac as Le maire de Marie
  • Montel as Un vieux monsieur qui passe
  • André Numès Fils as Prosper
  • Rivers Cadet as Le greffier
  • Robert Darthez as Gastion Lepeltier
  • Andrée Guize as Henriette Lepeltier
  • Lucienne Givry as L'élégante
  • Simone Sandre as L'épicière
  • Madeleine Suffel as La gantière
  • Antoine as Antoine, le coiffeur
  • Louis Baldy as L'employé de banque
  • Renée Dennsy as Une radeuse
  • Gustave Huberdeau
  • Régine Paris
  • Robert Seller as Le maître d'hôtel
  • Louis Vonelly as Le marchand de tableaux

Critical reception

Writing for The Spectator in 1936, Graham Greene gave the film a good review, describing it as "a charming silly film in the Clair genre, a lyrical absurdity". Greene notes that it is only cinema and music that can produce such uplifting transience and joy.[2]

References

  1. ^ Oscherwitz & Higgins p.197
  2. ^ Greene, Graham (28 February 1935). "Things to Come/Bonne Chance". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. pp. 55–56. ISBN 0192812866.)

Bibliography

  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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