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A Lady Takes a Chance

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Director  William A. Seiter
Music director  Roy Webb
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance, Western
Story by  Jo Swerling
Country  United States
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Release date  September 15, 1943 (1943-09-15)
Writer  Robert Ardrey (screenplay), Jo Swerling (story)
Directors  William A. Seiter, Henry Hathaway
Cast  Jean Arthur (Molly J. Truesdale), John Wayne (Duke Hudkins), Phil Silvers (Smiley Lambert), Charles Winninger (Waco)
Similar movies  Jean Arthur appears in A Lady Takes a Chance and If You Could Only Cook

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. The supporting cast features comedian Phil Silvers.


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Three of her suitors protest when Molly J. Truesdale, on a whim, boards a bus in New York City to find out what life in the American West is like.

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Molly goes to a rodeo, where a bucking bronco tosses rider Duke Hudkins right into her lap. Duke buys her a beer afterward and then Molly brings him luck while gambling, but his partner Waco warns her that Duke is not the right guy for her.

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In a campfire, more worried about his horse than about her, Duke discovers his horse Sammy's blanket has been borrowed by Molly and is furious with her when Sammy catches cold. Giving up, Molly goes home to New York and her waiting suitors, who are astounded when a tall cowboy suddenly shows up and carries Molly away.


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  • Jean Arthur as Molly J. Truesdale
  • John Wayne as Duke Hudkins
  • Charles Winninger as Waco
  • Phil Silvers as Smiley Lambert (bus tour director)
  • Mary Field as Florrie Bendix
  • Don Costello as Drunk
  • John Philliber as Storekeeper
  • Grady Sutton as Malcolm Scott
  • Jean Stevens as "Jitterbug"
  • Grant Withers as Bob Hastings
  • Hans Conried as Gregg Stone
  • Ariel Heath as Flossie
  • Sugar Geise as Linda Belle
  • Joan Blair as Lilly
  • Tom Fadden as Mullen
  • Reception

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    The film earned a profit of $582,000.

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