The Lucky Number

The Lucky Number is a 1933 British sports comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Clifford Mollison, Gordon Harker, Joan Wyndham and Frank Pettingell. The screenplay concerns a professional footballer who attempts to recover a winning pools ticket.[1] The film was made by Gainsborough Pictures and shot at Islington and Welwyn Studios[2] with sets designed by Alex Vetchinsky. The football scenes were filmed in and around Highbury Stadium in North London.

The Lucky Number
Directed byAnthony Asquith
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written byAnthony Asquith
Douglas Furber
Franz Schulz
StarringClifford Mollison
Gordon Harker
Joan Wyndham
Music byMischa Spoliansky
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Derick Williams
Distributed byIdeal Films
Release date
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. "The Lucky Number". British Film Institute. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. Wood p.75.


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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