The Jackpot


The Jackpot

Infobox_Film
name = The Jackpot


caption =VHS cover
imdb_id = 0042610
producer = Samuel G. Engel
director = Walter Lang
writer = Henry Ephron
Phoebe Ephron
starring = James Stewart
Barbara Hale
James Gleason
music = Lionel Newman
cinematography = Joseph LaShelle
editing = J. Watson Webb Jr.
distributor = 20th Century Fox
released = November 1, 1950
runtime = 85 min.
language = English

"The Jackpot" is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring James Stewart. The film is mostly forgotten today, but was a successful vehicle for Stewart at the time, and featured a young Natalie Wood.

Plot

Bill Lawrence (James Stewart) is an overworked man with a wife and two teenage kids to look after. He wins a radio game show and finds himself with an enormous amount of prizes which range from useful to absurd. All is well until Lawrence finds he must sell the prizes in order to pay for taxes.

Cast

James Stewart "as" Bill Lawrence
Barbara Hale "as" Amy Lawrence
James Gleason "as" Harry Summers
Fred Clark "as" Mr. Woodruff
Alan Mowbray "as" Leslie
Patricia Medina "as" Hilda Jones
Natalie Wood "as" Phyllis Lawrence
Tommy Rettig "as" Tommy Lawrence


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