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Wine, Women and Horses (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 September 1937 (USA)
Gamblers Jim Turner and Valarie part company in Chicago and agree to meet at Saratoga with Jim stopping off at Barrowville en route. There, Jim meets George Mayhew and Eight Ball, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis King

Writer:

Roy Chanslor (original screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barton MacLane ... Jim Turner
Ann Sheridan ... Valerie
Dick Purcell ... George Mayhew
Peggy Bates ... Marjorie Mayhew
Walter Cassel ... President Barrow
Lottie Williams Lottie Williams ... Mrs. Mayhew
Kenneth Harlan ... Jed Bright
Charley Foy ... Broadway Willis
Eugene Jackson Eugene Jackson ... Eight Ball
Archie Robbins ... Joe (as James Robbins)
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Gamblers Jim Turner and Valarie part company in Chicago and agree to meet at Saratoga with Jim stopping off at Barrowville en route. There, Jim meets George Mayhew and Eight Ball, a barbershop bootblack, and replenishes his bankroll gambling on pitching horseshoes. George's mother and his sister Marjorie run a boarding house and Jim goes there to live. George and Jim go to Bellport Park and meet "Broadway", owner of "Lady Luck", a thoroughbred race horse. Jim bets on the horse and wins heavily. He falls in love with Marjorie and wins her away from Preston Barrow when he forswears gambling and promises to get a $20-per-week job which represents Peggy's idea of respectability. Christmas Eve, 1934, finds Jim a night clerk in a small Chicago hotel, playing the horses only on paper for his amusement. Jim is given some money by Joe, a pal of gambler/race horse owner Jed Bright, in appreciation for a racing tip he had given. Jim had planned on sending the money to Marjorie's needy mother but... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HE'D GAMBLE ON ANYTHING FROM HORSES...TO LOVE! But how could this guy know that his fool-proof system for doping out the ponies wouldn't work out with the dames? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Luck See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 29 November 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Columbus Thursday 11 April 1957 on WTVN (Channel 6), in Bloomington IN Saturday 21 December 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4), and in Portland OR Monday 30 December 1957 on KPTV (Channel 12). See more »

Connections

Remake of Dark Hazard (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

With Plenty of Money and You
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Barton MacLane in the car
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16 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

"B" gambling drama with rare starring turn for character actor Barton MacLane. He plays a big shot gambler who meets a woman (Peggy Bates) and falls in love. The problem is she demands he quit gambling or she won't marry him. He tries it for awhile but it doesn't stick. So he gets back into his old ways and that includes old flame Valerie (Ann Sheridan).

Remake of Dark Hazard (1934). I'm not used to seeing MacLane playing a lead character. The closest I can think of is when he played the male lead opposite Glenda Farrell in the Torchy Blane movies. A little far-fetched that Sheridan would be so hung up on MacLane. He's definitely not a ladies man type. Short runtime helps but there's just not a lot of meat on the bone. Watchable and probably more interesting for classic film fans as a curiosity. Like the way MacLane tosses the 1930s slang around though.


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