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Beleaguered family man Bill Lawrence (James Stewart) is thrilled beyond belief when he wins a radio contest, but the crazy prizes prove more of a liability than an asset. Bill needs to somehow freeze a ton of beef, take care of a Palomino pony, and put up with his new decorator (Alan Mowbray). As if that weren't bad enough, he can't afford the taxes on all his winnings, and his wife (Barbara Hale) is beginning to resent his spending so much time with an attractive painter (Patricia Medina).

Cast & Crew

James Stewart
William J. `Bill' Lawrence
Barbara Hale
Amy Lawrence
James Gleason
Harry Summers
Fred Clark
Mr. Andrew J. Woodruff
Patricia Medina
Hildegarde Jonet, Hilda Jones
Natalie Wood
Phyllis Lawrence
Tommy Rettig
Tommy Lawrence
Robert Gist
Pete Spooner
Lyle Talbot
Fred Burns
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  • Aug 29, 2015
    Nowadays nobody savvy wants a prize when you can simply get the money, but back in the day you had to settle for the promotion the companies were actually purchasing when they gave out "free" prizes. So it is that a typical American family wins a $24,000 contest WORTH OF PRIZES and the film becomes about how the just-getting-along clan deals with all of their newfound swag. Better than a cookie cutter comedy, penned by the parents of Nora and Delia Ephron no less, and comfortably helmed by Stewart and Hale, its an easy pass of your time. Interestingly Stewart cheats to win the prize initially and nada is said further about America's boy hero cutting corners.
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