Lucky Star (1929 film)

Lucky Star

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
Directed by Frank Borzage
Produced by William Fox
Written by John Hunter Booth
Harry H. Caldwell
Katherine Hilliker
Sonya Levien
Tristram Tupper
Starring Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
Cinematography Chester A. Lyons
William Cooper Smith
Edited by Harry H. Caldwell
Katherine Hilliker
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • August 18, 1929 (1929-08-18)
Running time
90 mins
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]

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.



  1. ↑ Lucky Star details,; accessed August 10, 2015.

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