Lady Luck


1h 2m 1936

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 6, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

New York manicurist Mamie Murphy plans to marry a rich man, so she repeatedly turns down the proposals of honest reporter David Haines. When she is announced the winner of $2,500 and a ticket worth $150,000 for champion horse Lady Luck, if the horse wins an upcoming race, Mamie is pursued by wealthy sportsman Jack Conroy and nightclub owner and racketeer Tony Morelli. A middle-aged woman also named Mamie Murphy then shows up holding the real winning ticket and agrees to let Mamie have all the publicity if she can keep the money. Mamie needs the publicity to secure a movie contract, and the older woman agrees to pose as Mamie's aunt. When Lady Luck wins the race, Mamie is offered a swank apartment equipped with servants, and she and Aunt Mamie move in. Conroy, who is really a bankrupt chiseler, avidly courts Mamie, and David, suspicious of him, tells his policeman friend Riley that he's going to kill Conroy. Mamie and Conroy become engaged, but Aunt Mamie assures David that Mamie still loves him. After the penthouse maid overhears Mamie say she found her missing sweepstakes ticket, she steals it, unaware that Aunt Mamie has already redeemed the real winning ticket. The maid then drugs the women's coffee, and when they revive, they find Conroy dead and a gun in Mamie's hand. After Riley rounds up the suspects, a broken fingernail incriminates Morelli's partner Rita, who then accuses Morelli of the murder and explains that he set up Mamie in the apartment with a staff of his informants. Conroy's valet Briggs exposes him as the crooked philanderer he was, and Mamie realizes how foolish she's been and reunites with David.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 6, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Film Length
7 reels

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Trivia

Notes

An early production chart in Hollywood Reporter lists Peter Regas in the cast, although it is uncertain whether he appeared in the final film.