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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

James Stewart
as Bill Lawrence
Barbara Hale
as Amy Lawrence
Natalie Wood
as Phyllis Lawrence
James Gleason
as Harry Summers
Fred Clark
as Mr. Woodruff
Patricia Medina
as Hilda Jones
Alan Mowbray
as Leslie
Tommy Rettig
as Tommy Lawrence
Robert Gist
as Pete Spooner
Lyle Talbot
as Fred Burns
Charles Tannen
as Al Vogel
Bigelow Sayre
as Capt. Sullivan
Dick Cogan
as Mr. Brown
Estelle Etterre
as Mrs. McDougall
Claude Stroud
as Herman Wertheim
Caryl Lincoln
as Susan Wertheim
Sid Saylor
as Ernie the Mailman
John Qualen
as Mr. Ferguson
Fritz Feld
as Long-Haired Pianist
Billy Wayne
as Photographer
Minerva Urecal
as Strange Woman
Milton Parsons
as Piano Player
Kim Spalding
as Mr. Dexter
Dulce Daye
as Mrs. Dexter
Andrew Tombes
as Pritchett
Robert Bice
John Bleifer
as Bald Man
Harry Carter
Ken Christy
as Man
Dick Curtis
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Woman
Billy Nelson
as Truck Driver
Peggy O'Connor
as Salesgirl
Tudor Owen
Franklin Parker
as Poker Player
Philip Van Zandt
as Flick Morgan
Colin Ward
Guy Way
as Moving Man
George Conrad
as Parking Lot Attendant
Ann Doran
as Miss Bowen
Jerry Hausner
as Al Stern
Harry Hines
as Elevator Man
Carol Savage
as Telephone Operator
Billy Nelson
as Truck Driver
Ann Doran
as Miss Bowen
Carol Savage
as Telephone Operator
Peggy O'Connor
as Salesgirl
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Woman
Franklin Parker
as Poker Player
John Bleifer
as Bald Man
George Conrad
as Parking Lot Attendant
Guy Way
as Moving Man
Philip Van Zandt
as Flick Morgan
Harry Hines
as Elevator Man
Ken Christy
as Man
Jerry Hausner
as Al Stern

Crew

Walter Lang
Director
Samuel G. Engel
Producer
John McNulty
Screen Story
Phoebe Ephron
Screenwriter
Henry Ephron
Screenwriter
Joseph La Shelle
Cinematographer
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lionel Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Edward Stevenson
Costume Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects
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