Lucky Legs

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Lucky Legs
Lucky Legs poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay by Stanley Rubin
Jack Hartfield
Produced by Wallace MacDonald
Starring Jinx Falkenburg
Leslie Brooks
Kay Harris
Russell Hayden
Elizabeth Patterson
William Wright
Cinematography Philip Tannura
Edited byArt Seid
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1942 (1942-10-01)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

Lucky Legs is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton and written by Stanley Rubin and Jack Hartfield. The film stars Jinx Falkenburg, Leslie Brooks, Kay Harris, Russell Hayden, Elizabeth Patterson and William Wright. The film was released on October 1, 1942, by Columbia Pictures. [1] [2] [3]



Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from Broadway playboy Herbert Dinwiddle. Producer Ned McLane persuades her to advance him the money on a production called "Lucky Legs" that will star her. The will causes problems in two places; Racketeer Pinky Connors is mad as the money is his as Dinwiddle was really his absconding bookkeeper, and, in Elmville, Dinwiddle's two spinster sisters, Annabelle Dinwiddle and Henrietta Dinwiddle, learn they are getting $10,000 each. Pinkie's lawyer suggests he get power-of-attorney over Gloria's funds. Henrietta wants to contest the will, hires a local young law school graduate, Jimmy Abercrombie and the trio set off for New York. Jimmy obtains an injunction against Pinkie that also serves to shut off McLane's credit for "Lucky Legs." To open the show and provide employment for her roommates, "Calamity" Jane Edwards and Jewel Perkins, Gloria offers to settle for $25,000 with Henrietta, who refuses. Annebelle, who likes Gloria, arranges for Pinkie to kidnap her, the ransom being Henrietta's withdrawal of her half of the injunction. Pinkie's henchmen make a mistake and kidnap Annabelle instead.


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