Lucky Lady (1975) TWR

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 1 Oct 2019 13:41
To: ALL1 of 5
Aimless romp has its moments less than sum of parts.

From: william (WILLIAMA) 1 Oct 2019 19:58
Fascinating. No, really. I might watch this. It looks to have been part of the 20s/30s nostalgia boom from the early 70s that brought us the Sting, the Great Gatsby, and Oxford Bags as a fashion statement.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 1 Oct 2019 20:26
To: william (WILLIAMA) 3 of 5
Very much styled after The Sting. Alas, the plot is a charming -ish shambles. I like Liza Minnelli, but I gotta say her voice (spoken and singing both) really began to grate. Awesome naval battle scene though.
EDITED: 1 Oct 2019 20:27 by DSMITHHFX
From: william (WILLIAMA) 1 Oct 2019 21:26
The point about the Sting is that it was really good: sharply directed and acted so that it never seemed like a cheesy revival-fest in spite of all the ragtime music and notice-board section breaks. There are plenty of recent heist/sting movies that should remember that the directing and acting are as important as smart-ass plotting and timing.

Haven't seen Lucky Lady yet (afair) but it sounds like they tried to compensate with cast and money, which is what producers usually do. 
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