Lucky Star (1929) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lucky Star (1929)





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In this drama, a lonely woman leads an isolated life on a ramshackle with her widowed mother who firmly believes her daughter should marry a recently returned WW I veteran. Although the mother's intentions are good, the daughter already loves another veteran. Prior to the war, both men had been linesmen, but her true love was crippled in battle and cannot resume his trade. The mother therefore does not consider him to be a good match. She then betroths her daughter to the other. Just before they are to marry, her true love miraculously recovers, defeats his rival, and ends up marrying her.


Charles Farrell
as Timothy Olson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
as Sgt. Martin Wrenn
Janet Gaynor
as Mary Tucker
Hedwiga Reicher
as Mrs. Tucker
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Critic Reviews for Lucky Star

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Recently recovered and restored, this third panel in the Borzage-Janet Gaynor-Charles Farrell triptych is an unblushing tribute to the miracles that love can bring.

July 18, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Powerful romance about a man disabled in World War I.

August 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lucky Star


frank borzage was a leading director of the silent era who fell on hard times and was nearly forgotten. and that's hard to believe with films like this in his oeuvre. the third and last pairing of one of the all-time great screen couples, charles farrell and janet gaynor, the film is unabashedly romantic and guileless, with fairytale sets and an otherworldly atmosphere. gaynor retired from films in the 30s and farrell's career fell off sharply when his cartoon voice belied his rugged looks. watching the crippled farrell trying to teach himself to walk again is heart wrenching, as is janet's abduction by his loutish war buddy. it's wonderful stuff about which one can truly say: they don't make them like that anymore

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A beautiful romantic drama, with some charming humor as well. The story was good, and so were the actors. It's both sad and happy, I really liked it, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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