Just My Luck

Watch Just My Luck

  • NR
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.1  (698)

Just My Luck is a classic British comedy film from 1957, starring Norman Wisdom as Norman, a hapless window cleaner who dreams of a better life. His luck seems to be against him at every turn, but when he accidentally becomes embroiled in a crime, his fortunes take a sudden turn for the better. The film opens with Norman on his usual round, cleaning the windows of a posh office block. He has high hopes for the day, dreaming of getting a better job or winning the lottery. But as usual, everything goes wrong for him, from dropping his bucket of water onto an important businessman to getting his ladder stuck in a lift.

Just when things couldn't get any worse, he bumps into a gang of criminals who are burying some stolen loot in a nearby park. Fearing for his life, he runs away, only to bumble into a passing police officer who assumes he is the criminal and arrests him.

In the police station, Norman finally catches a break when the police wrongly assume that he is a millionaire called Lord Backwater, who has just arrived in town from South America. They release him without charge and he suddenly finds himself being treated like royalty wherever he goes.

As Norman embraces his new identity, he finds himself caught up in a series of hilarious misadventures, from trying to impress a beautiful society heiress (played by Jill Dixon) to attempting to auction off a priceless diamond. Along the way, he is aided by his loyal friend (played by comedy legend Margaret Rutherford), who helps him navigate the strange world of the upper classes.

Despite his good fortune, Norman soon starts to miss his old life and the people who mean the most to him. But when he tries to return to his old identity, he discovers that it's not so easy to give up his new life of luxury.

Just My Luck is a classic Norman Wisdom film, full of his trademark slapstick comedy and heartwarming moments. Wisdom is at his best as the lovable and hapless hero, while Margaret Rutherford steals every scene she is in as the wily and wise-cracking friend.

The film also boasts an impressive supporting cast, including the talented Jill Dixon as the love interest, and a young David Lodge as one of the criminals.

Overall, Just My Luck is a charming and entertaining film, full of laughs and heart. It's a great showcase for Norman Wisdom's talents and a classic of British comedy cinema.

Just My Luck is a 1957 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Just My Luck
Where to Watch Just My Luck
Just My Luck is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV Channels. Some platforms allow you to rent Just My Luck for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 26 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (698)