A Lady Takes a Chance

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A Lady Takes a Chance is a 1943 American romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Jean Arthur and John Wayne. Written by Robert Ardrey and based on a story by Jo Swerling, the film is about a New York working girl who travels to the American West on a bus tour and meets and falls in love with a handsome rodeo cowboy. The film was produced for RKO Radio Pictures by Frank Ross, who was Arthur's husband at the time.[3] The supporting cast features flamboyant comedian Phil Silvers, Hans Conried (without his stentorian Barrymoresque voice), Charles Winninger and Mary Field. The film earned a profit of $582,000.[4]

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A Lady Takes a Chance
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Screenplay byRobert Ardrey
Story byJo Swerling
Produced byFrank Ross
CinematographyFrank Redman
Edited byTheron Warth
Music byRoy Webb
Frank Ross Productions
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • September 15, 1943 (1943-09-15)[1]
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2.5 million (US rentals)[2]

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