Just My Luck (1957 film)

Just My Luck is a 1957 British sports comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom as a worker in a jewellery shop.[1]

Just My Luck
Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Produced byEarl St. John
Hugh Stewart
Written byPeter Cusick
Alfred Shaughnessy
Peter Blackmore
StarringNorman Wisdom
Margaret Rutherford
Jill Dixon
Music byPhilip Green
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Edited byRoger Cherrill
Release date
  • 7 January 1958 (1958-01-07)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) is employed in a jeweller's workshop and is innocently preoccupied with dreaming of meeting the window dresser in the shop across the street from his workplace. He wishes to purchase a diamond pendant for her and, after persuasion, gambles a pound on a six-horse accumulator at the Goodwood races. The bookmaker grows concerned when it appears Hackett, after winning on the first five races, could win over £16,000.

Cast

Critical reception

According to the BFI Screenonline website, "Just My Luck is not a piece of comedic genius, nor even the best of Wisdom's films, but it's an amiable, well-constructed piece that recalls a gentler age".[1]

References

  1. Innes, John (2003–14). "Just My Luck (1957)". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 15 September 2017.


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