The Luck of the Irish (1948 film)

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The Luck of the Irish
Theatrical poster
Directed by Henry Koster
Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Written by Philip Dunne
Starring Tyrone Power
Anne Baxter
Cecil Kellaway
Lee J. Cobb
Music by Cyril Mockridge
Cinematography Joseph LaShelle
Edited by J. Watson Webb Jr.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 15, 1948 (1948-09-15)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Luck of the Irish is a 1948 film with Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Lee J. Cobb, Cecil Kellaway, and Jayne Meadows. [1]



Stephen Fitzgerald, a newspaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun and beautiful young Nora, while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiancée Frances, and her wealthy father David C. Augur in the midst of a political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and the young woman are now in the big city as well. Stephen is torn between the wealth he might enjoy in New York or returning to his roots in Ireland.


Awards and nominations

Radio adaptation

The Luck of the Irish was presented on Lux Radio Theatre on CBS December 27, 1948. The adaptation starred Dana Andrews, Baxter, and Stanley Holloway. [3]

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