Though now all but forgotten, early 20th Century actor Charles Ray once reigned as one of the most popular comedic film stars of the silent era. Tragedy struck, however, when Ray made an ill-advised attempt to produce his own films at the outset of the 1920s; the movies bombed with the public and drove Ray into financial ruin. Just My Luck represented his unsuccessful attempt at a comeback. It stars Ray as Homer Crow, an employee in a tire company who grows despondent over the way he gets treated by management. In time , however, he goes from zero to hero, by single-handedly saving the company from gangsters and strikers.