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Thank Your Lucky Stars(1943)

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Both producer Mark Hellinger and director David Butler make brief appearances as themselves in the film. Hollywood Reporter news items add the following information about the production: The scene in which "Joe" tours stars' homes was filmed on the streets north of Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA. Herman Mankiewicz was announced as a writer, but his contribution to the final film, if any, has not been determined. Paul Henreid was replaced by George Tobias when Henreid could not learn a jitterbug routine. The film used the "heaven" sets from the Warner Bros. 1936 film Green Pastures and also the background sets from the Al Jolson number "Going to Heaven on a Missouri Mule" from the 1934 Warner Bros.' film Wonder Bar (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.5199).
       Spike Jones and His City Slickers and Dinah Shore made their motion picture debuts in this film. In the film, Bette Davis sings and dances the jitterbug; Errol Flynn sings a sea chanty, John Garfield satirizes the Warner Bros.' film Blues in the Night (see entry above); Jack Carson and Alan Hale perform a vaudeville routine; Oliva de Havilland, George Tobias and Ida Lupino perform an energetic dance; Ann Sheridan sings "Love Isn't Born, It's Made;" Alexis Smith dances; Willie Best and Hattie McDonald sing and dance; and Humphrey Bogart spoofs his hard-boiled persona. Bert Gordon, also known as "The Mad Russian," who appears in the film as the lobotomy patient, was a regular on Eddie Cantor's radio program from 1935-49. Arthur Schwartz and Frank Loesser's song, "They're Either Too Young or Too Old," was nominated for an Academy Award.