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Just My Luck (1957 film)

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Just My Luck
Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Written byPeter Cusick
Alfred Shaughnessy
Peter Blackmore
Produced byEarl St. John
Hugh Stewart
StarringNorman Wisdom
Margaret Rutherford
Jill Dixon
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Edited byRoger Cherrill
Music byPhilip Green
Release date
  • 7 January 1958 (1958-01-07)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Just My Luck is a 1957 British sports comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom as a worker in a jewellery shop.[1]


Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) is employed in a jeweller's workshop and is innocently preoccupied with dreaming of meeting the window dresser in the shop across the street from his workplace. He wishes to purchase a diamond pendant for her and, after persuasion, gambles a pound on a six-horse accumulator at the Goodwood races. The bookmaker grows concerned when it appears Hackett, after winning on the first five races, could win over £16,000.


Critical reception

According to the BFI Screenonline website, "Just My Luck is not a piece of comedic genius, nor even the best of Wisdom's films, but it's an amiable, well-constructed piece that recalls a gentler age".[1]

Box office

Kinematograph Weekly listed it as being "in the money" at the British box office in 1958.[2]


  1. ^ a b Innes, John (2003–14). "Just My Luck (1957)". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Billings, Josh (18 December 1958). "Others in the Money". Kinematograph Weekly. p. 7.

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