A Lady Takes a Chance

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"IT'S SCREWY...And So Funny! IT'S RIOTOUS...And Romantic!"
  • Passed
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 6.3  (1,439)

A Lady Takes a Chance is a 1943 American romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Jean Arthur, John Wayne, and Charles Winninger. The movie revolves around Molly J. Truesdale, a city girl who travels to Arizona to get away from her boring and predictable life. During her journey, she meets rodeo cowboy Duke Hudkins, and the two embark on a romantic adventure full of unexpected twists and turns.

The movie opens with Molly arriving in Arizona and bumping into Duke while trying to catch her bus. Initially annoyed by his rough and rugged demeanor, she soon finds herself attracted to his charm and cowboy lifestyle. Duke offers to take her on a tour of the countryside, and the two quickly hit it off.

As they travel to various locations, Molly and Duke encounter a number of interesting characters, including a group of traveling gypsies, a Native American tribe, and a band of cowboys. Along the way, they engage in a number of humorous and romantic situations, such as when Molly challenges Duke to a horse ride and ends up getting thrown off the horse.

Despite their different backgrounds, Molly and Duke realize they have a strong connection and begin falling in love. However, their romance is threatened when they both run into their exes. Molly's ex-boyfriend, a stuffy businessman from the city, shows up looking for her, while Duke's ex-girlfriend, a rodeo star, tries to win him back.

As Molly and Duke navigate their relationships with their exes, they must also confront their own fears and insecurities. Molly grapples with the idea of giving up her city life to settle down with Duke in the countryside, while Duke worries about his ability to provide for a city girl.

Despite these challenges, Molly and Duke ultimately decide to take a chance on love and embark on a new life together. As the movie ends, they ride off into the sunset, with Molly wearing a cowboy hat and Duke by her side.

Overall, A Lady Takes a Chance is a charming and heartwarming movie that showcases the chemistry between Jean Arthur and John Wayne. The movie features beautiful cinematography of the Arizona landscape, and the supporting cast, including Charles Winninger and Phil Silvers, add humor and depth to the story. The film's blend of romance and comedy makes it a classic example of the romantic comedy genre, and it remains a beloved movie for fans of both Wayne and Arthur.

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    6.3  (1,439)