He had a wife, two kids, a home of his own, a job with a future and then POOR JIMMY WON THE $24,000 RADIO JACKPOT!
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- ASPECT RATIO 4:3 (FULL FRAME)
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 6, 2012
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Stewart, Barbara Hale, Fred Clark, Natalie Wood, Alan Mowbray, James Gleason & Patricia Medina|
|Directed by||Walter Lang|
|Screenwriting by||Henry Ephron & Phoebe Ephron|
|Composition by||Lionel Newman|
|Story by||John McNulty|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph LaShelle|
Description by OLDIES.com:
When Bill Lawrence wins big on a radio quiz program, he is ecstatic until he realizes he will have to sell the prizes so he will be able to afford the taxes on them.
THE JACKPOT is a generally pleasing satire of quiz programs. James Stewart stars as Bill Lawrence, an average Joe who picks up the phone one day, answers a simple question, and suddenly finds himself the recipient of a radio quiz-show jackpot. Tons of prizes are shipped to Lawrence's house, to the delight of his wife Amy (Barbara Hale) and his kids. Unfortunately, the Lawrences must now contend with the income tax folks, who levy huge tariffs on their "free" prizes. Complications begin piling up with dizzying rapidity, resulting in a night in the hoosegow for the befuddled Mr. Lawrence. Featured in THE JACKPOT as the Lawrence children are a couple of stars-in-the-making: Natalie Wood and Tommy Rettig.