St. Patrick’s Day Classic Movie Pick: 1948’s ‘The Luck of the Irish’ on MOVIES!

Cecil Kellaway and Tyrone Power in The Luck of the Irish (1948)
20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection
20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

Each day, Remind will direct you to at least one (often several) notable classic movies worth tuning in to on TV for a given day.

The Luck of the Irish — Friday, March 17, at 5:45pm ET on MOVIES!

Anne Baxter and Tyrone Power in <i>The Luck of the Irish</i> (1948)

Anne Baxter as Nora and Tyrone Power as Stephen Fitzgerald (20thCentFox/Courtesy of Everett Collection)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate the holiday with this delightful 1948 fantasy/comedy starring Tyrone Power as Stephen Fitzgerald, an American reporter who, while traveling in Ireland, befriends a leprechaun named Horace (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Cecil Kellaway). Returning home to New York City, Fitzgerald discovers that Horace has reappeared in his life, acting as the reporter’s servant and conscience. He begins nudging him back toward his Irish roots, a job that doesn’t compromise his principles and is far away from his fiancée (Jayne Meadows), and toward a romance with an Irish woman named Nora (Anne Baxter).

Lee J. Cobb costars in the film, which was directed by Henry Koster (Harvey, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation) and written by Philip Dunne (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, How Green Was My Valley).

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