WriterJohn Hunter Booth, Harry H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Sonya Levien, Tristram Tupper Release dateAugust 18, 1929 (1929-08-18) GenresDrama, Romance Film, War film, Black-and-white CastJanet Gaynor (Mary Tucker), Charles Farrell (Timothy Osborn), Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams (Sgt. Martin Wrenn), Paul Fix (Joe) Similar moviesRelated Frank Borzage movies
Lucky Star is a 1929 American romantic drama silent film starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, and directed by Frank Borzage. The plot involves the impact of World War I upon a farm girl (Gaynor) and a returning soldier (Farrell).
The movie was produced by William Fox with cinematography by Chester A. Lyons and William Cooper Smith, and the supporting cast includes Paul Fix and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. In the previous two years, Borzage had also directed Gaynor in 7th Heaven and Street Angel, two of the three films (along with F.W. Murnau's Sunrise) for which Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress.
The film was produced in two versions- a silent version for the foreign market, and a partly talking version with sound effects and some dialogue for American release. Both versions were thought lost until the silent film was rediscovered overseas in the late 1980s and subsequently restored. The talking version of the film remains lost.