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Lucky Devils(1933)

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After a gruelling day on the movie set, Skipper Clark joins his fellow stuntmen at his favorite Hollywood restaurant, and they all give a toast to Slugger Jones and Doris, his bride-to-be. While they are celebrating, Skipper notices Fran, an out-of-work actress, sitting alone at a nearby table. Skipper's best friend and roommate, Bob Hughes, also spots the sad-face Fran, and both men engage her in conversation until she leaves to meet her "date" on the restaurant's balcony. Seconds later, Skipper and Bob see Fran about to jump off the balcony and rush to stop her. Although Fran soon develops an attachment to Skipper, who finds her an acting job at his studio, he discourages her attentions, stating categorically that women and stunt work never mix. Skipper, having recently witnessed Slugger die in an easy car stunt because he had become infected with Doris' wifely fears, also cautions Bob about pursuing Fran. In defiance of his own advice, however, Skipper finally accepts Fran's love and marries her. After a Hawaiian honeymoon, Skipper returns to Hollywood, determined to continue as a stuntman. However, on his first dangerous stunt, which he is to perform with Bob, Skipper freezes and is distracted by the appearance of a terrified Fran. Skipper's hesitation nearly costs Bob his life, and he is automatically fired and banned from stunt work. Months later, Skipper, broke and desperate for a job, becomes a laborer with his former movie company, which is shooting in the mountains. Assured by a "twenty-five dollar" doctor that pregnant Fran will be fine, Skipper leaves for the mountains but, soon after his arrival, receives a telegram that she has gone into a difficult labor. When he then hears that Doris died while giving birth because she was unable to afford hospital care, Skipper insists on performing a stunt that none of the other men dare to try. After riding a rowboat over a waterfall, Skipper takes his pay and, with Bob, defies pursuing policemen and rushes down the mountain to Fran, who has just given birth to their son.