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Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them. Written by
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Pete Spooner's suggested answer to the radio show's "tortoise and hare" qualifying question is "Middleground and Your Host". This is a reference to two famous racehorses of the day. Your Host was favored to win the 1950 Kentucky Derby but faded badly and lost to Middleground. See more »
At one point after Bill wins the jackpot, the radio show host refers to him as "Mr. William Glenville of Lawrence, Indiana" instead of "Mr. William Lawrence of Glenville, Indiana". See more »
"They might detatch your salary."
"Then I'll quit my job and live on soup."
"They might detach this house."
"Then I'll burn down the house!"
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It ain't a wonderful life for Jimmy Stewart after he wins big on the radio...
James Stewart plays an unfulfilled Indiana husband and father, an advertising stiff at the local department store, who wins $24,000 worth of prizes on a radio quiz show; once the gifts begin arriving in quick succession, Stewart becomes even more frustrated and unhappy than before. One of those depressing "middle class" Hollywood fables which hopes to teach audiences it is better to be a have-not than a have. Sadly, it isn't even useful as a star-vehicle, with Stewart shouting at everybody, tripping up the stairs and falling down them (twice). Barbara Hale is snippy and defensive as his spouse, Fred Clark is his usual uptight self as Stewart's boss. Natalie Wood, going through an endearingly awkward stage, is one of Jimmy's two kids (she's mostly shooed out of the room, but has one cute scene at the breakfast table with Pop). The picture sets up a good premise, but the morality of the times guaranteed this family a happy ending only with their taxes paid and their pockets empty... Seen today, it not only seems stuffy and conservative, but it looks like suburban death. *1/2 from ****
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