“Irish Luck” is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Howard Bretherton and starring Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland. The movie follows the misadventures of a young man named Danny O’Neil (played by Darro), who inherits a racehorse named Irish Sweepstakes from his uncle. With the help of his friend and jockey, Mike (played by Moreland), Danny sets out to train the horse and enter him in a big race.
Danny is initially reluctant to take on the responsibility of the horse, but he is convinced by his girlfriend, Joan (played by Sheila Darcy), who believes that Irish Sweepstakes has what it takes to win the race. Danny and Mike work hard to train the horse, but they face numerous obstacles along the way, including a rival horse owned by a wealthy businessman who will stop at nothing to win.
As the day of the race approaches, Danny and Mike must use all of their wit and ingenuity to outsmart their rivals and win the race. Along the way, they are aided by a colorful cast of characters, including a group of Irish stable hands who provide comic relief.
“Irish Luck” is a lighthearted and entertaining film that combines elements of comedy and drama. Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland deliver strong performances as the likable protagonists, and the film’s plot is engaging and enjoyable. Overall, “Irish Luck” is a fun and engaging film that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
Mary Eunice McCarthy, Charles M. Brown
Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland, Dick Purcell