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Lady Luck (1946)

After laboring for years in bizarre B pictures like the plastic surgery/racial impersonation war drama First Yank Into Tokyo (1945), Barbara Hale finally got a career boost when cast here as Mary Audrey, an ambitious Beverly Hills bookseller who will do anything to keep the gambling fools in her family on the straight and narrow. But what happens when she falls for a charming oddsmaker (Robert Young)? And what's going to happen when she finds out her incorrigible grandpa (Frank Morgan) owes her new love some unpaid gambling debts? And is a wedding in gambling capital Las Vegas such a good idea for such a "lucky" lady? Being cast in this picture by RKO was a big enough deal for LIFE Magazine to do a puff piece about a ranching holiday taken by the "attractive Barbara Hale, " but she was still years away from finding her most famous role as Della Street on the Perry Mason TV show. Robert Young and Hale would cross paths once more in And Baby Makes Three (1949) before rejoining decades later on an episode of his TV vehicle Marcus Welby, MD.

By Violet LeVoit

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