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Sweepstakes Winner (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 May 1939 (USA)
A naive girl has $1,000 and is told to have two broke bookies bet it for her. They lose the money and she gets a job as a waitress. They come into the cafe and convince her to buy an Irish Sweepstake ticket.

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(as John Krafft)
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Jennie Jones
Johnnie Davis ...
Mark Downe
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Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey
Charley Foy ...
'Jinx' Donovan
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Nick, the Chef
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Chalky Williams
Vera Lewis ...
Mrs. McCarthy, the Landlady
Granville Bates ...
Pop Reynolds
Eddie Kane ...
Mr. Blake
Bert Hanlon ...
Poolroom Guard
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Dutch
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Mr. Simpkins (as Sidney Bracy)
Charles Irwin ...
English Radio Announcer
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A naive girl has $1,000 and is told to have two broke bookies bet it for her. They lose the money and she gets a job as a waitress. They come into the cafe and convince her to buy an Irish Sweepstake ticket.

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The fire engines seen going to the race track were from Los Angeles Fire Department Station 66, that was located at 1715 W. Florence Avenue from 1929 to 1989. That building still stands as of this writing. The new Station 66 is located at 1909 W. Slauson Blvd. and serves the Hyde Park - South LA - Vermont Harbor area. See more »

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When Tip and Jinx sit down at a table in the restaurant, Jinx puts the menu upright in the middle of the table between the sugar, salt and pepper shakers and a bottle. In the next shot, the menu is flat on the table off to the side. See more »

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A silly horseracing comedy.
4 August 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

Marie Wilson is toplined in this horseracing comedy, which depends a great deal on her "dumb blonde" character she had in all her roles, and which culminated in her Irma character in the My Friend Irma (1949) movie and the My Friend Irma (1952) TV series. It's the type of comedy I never did like. If it weren't for the ever-reliable Allen Jenkins and his savvy comedy, this movie would be a total bust. I did enjoy Jerry Colonna in his all-too-small role as a chef, and Frankie Burke, mostly because his normal way of talking sounds like James Cagney in all his roles.

Perhaps Marie Wilson was not putting on an act. According to the AFI Catalogue, studio records state that because she couldn't pronounce Jenkins' character name "Xerxes," often saying "Jerky," the writers gave Jenkins the nickname of "Tip." In any case, I'm sure she didn't cry all the way to the bank.


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