The Lucky Devil

The Lucky Devil is a 1925 American silent comedy drama film, also known as Lucky Devil, directed by Frank Tuttle, and released by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Lucky Devil
Lobby card
Directed byFrank Tuttle
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byTownsend Martin (scenario)
Byron Morgan (story)
StarringRichard Dix
Esther Ralston
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • July 13, 1925 (1925-07-13)
Running time
63 minutes
(6 reels; 5,935 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Randy Farman, who demonstrates camping outfits in a department store, wins a racing car in a raffle and sets out for the West. He runs out of gas, loses all his money, and falls in love with a girl called Doris, who, accompanied by her aunt, is on her way to Nampa City to claim an inheritance.

Arriving at their destination, Doris and her aunt discover that the uncle, who sent for them, is locked up in an asylum, having invented the entire story of the bequest. Randy enters an exhibition fight with the champion boxer and stays long enough to win the entrance fee for an automobile race at the county fair. The sheriff has attached Randy's car for nonpayment of a hotel bill, and Randy must drive the entire race with the sheriff in the seat beside him. Randy wins the race, a substantial prize, and Doris' love.


Preservation status

This film is preserved at the Library of Congress,[3] George Eastman House, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California Berkeley.[4]


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Lucky Devil
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Lucky Devil at
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 108, c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Lucky Devil
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